The Jasmin Leila Award is given in celebration of Jasmin Leila Sidaway.
The Award, which has been running since 2008, is given as a £250 supplement to one of the projects supported under the Society’s Small Research Grant scheme or as an independent award.
In tribute to Jasmin, the project to be recognised by the Award will have a focus on either:
- Medical and health geography
- Performance (especially any aspects of music, theatre, fashion and/or dance) and their geographies
- Transnational communities
Jasmin Leila Award recipients
The 2011 Jasmin Leila Award, has been awarded to Justin Spinney of the University of East London for his research project 'Travel choices and parenting practices: consumption, culture and mobility' - the project studied the changes and continuities in household travel patterns of first-time parents in London (UK)
The 2009 Award was given to Dr Ruth Evans of University of Reading, also a recipient of the Small Research Grant. Evans project researched young people caring for their siblings in child and youth headed households, in Tanzania and Uganda
The 2008 Award went to Dr Claire Herrick of King's College London, for her project which studied the qualitative and comparative links between obesity and alcohol research in health geography