Queen Mary's Tessa Jones is 2018 Maritime Master
The inaugural winner of Maritime Masters programme is Tessa Jones of Queen Mary, University of London.
Maritime UK's Maritime Masters programme is designed to strengthen links between UK industry and academia by promoting academic excellence amongst students and their universities, whilst providing valuable research to support the maritime sector’s collaborative work.
Students adopt research topics
proposed by industry as their masters dissertation and present their findings
to industry leaders at a high-level event on completion of their studies.
Industry leaders vote for their winning research and participating students will
be able to gain work experience within industry.
2018's finalist reception was held on Thursday at the London offices of Clarksons Platou. Following presentations by each finalist, the audience voted for their winning research. Tessa Jones of Queen Mary, University of London, clinched the prize.
The University courses chosen
represented a broad overview of UK academic abilities, ranging from
naval architecture to maritime economics, ship management to shipping law. The
research projects, tailored by University academic staff, related to
contemporary issues concerning the UK maritime sector and its position within
the global maritime environment.
HRH The Princess Royal, Maritime UK's Patron, attended the event and awarded Jones with the inaugural prize, for her research on blockchain, 'Electronic Bills of Lading; A brave new world?'.
2018's finalists were:
- Sabrina Fan, University of Plymouth
- Tessa Jones, Queen Mary, University of
- Hazel Bryan, Liverpool John Moores
- Momchil Terziev, University of Strathclyde
- Hongseok Bae, University of Southampton
- Francesc Gomis Domenech, Newcastle
- Rico Salgmann, Cardiff University
- Taejun Bang, Cass Business School
Photo shows (L-R) David Dingle, Sarah Kenny, HRH The Princess Royal, Tess Jones, Kerry Thompson and Andi Case.