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PhD students awarded at RICOMET 2023

20 septembre '23

The 9th international conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in Ionising Radiation Research (RICOMET2023) took take place in Dessel, Belgium on 30 August – 1 September 2023.

SHARE president Susan Molyneux-Hodgson and the winners of the awards

RICOMET 2023 gathered more than 100 social sciences and humanities researchers and key stakeholders, and was dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering discussions on ionising radiation’s social, ethical and socio-technical aspects.

3 of our PhD students won the awards granted by the SHARE platform for Social Sciences and Humanities Research on Ionising Radiation:

  • Melisa Muric (University of Antwerp - SCK CEN) earned the award for best Methodological approach for her presentation on the significance of data cleaning in survey research. Melisa’s work provides important insights for ensuring the quality of the survey data on radon perceptions and behaviours collected in the framework of the European RadoNorm project.
  • Nazanin Love (Hasselt University - SCK CEN) won the award for Societal impact for her work on stakeholders’ perceptions regarding the use of NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) in concrete production. Nazanin’s PhD research brings important social perspectives on circular economy in the building sector and is carried out  in the framework of the European RadoNorm project.
  • Federica Panzarella (KU Leuven - SCK CEN) received the award for “Development of theoretical framework” for her presentation on the role of news media for asset identification, which is part of her PhD study on the application of the Community Capitals Framework to sustainable environmental remediation. Federica’s work marks a steps forward towards a better understanding of the chacterisation and assessment of social sustainability.

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