Georgia Zimmer has been recognised in the inaugural University of Leeds' Beaumont Awards.
These awards recognise excellence in undergraduate research projects in the areas of Biological, Environmental and Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Health. The judges are looking for projects which display the greatest potential to impact on society.
Georgia said: To win this award has not only provided me with immense pride, but it has allowed wider recognition of the issue that I am so passionate about changing, that is, the discrimination towards people with Downs syndrome. I hope that this project can positively impact everyone it concerns as well as potentially make a difference to the way in which the healthcare industry addresses these topics. The Beaumont Award is an honour and I am incredibly grateful to have been chosen, amongst others, to receive it. I would like to thank, Dr Bethan Davies for her constant supervision, as well as the Linguistics faculty at Leeds. Thank you also to Maya Lowe, for making this possible.
Georgia studied BA Linguistics and Philosophy.