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Mason Institute 2022-2023 Essay Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022-2023 academic year Mason Institute Essay Competition! After many excellent submissions, the panel awarded two winners and one runner-up in the postgraduate category. You can read more about the winners below.

Thank you to all those who entered the competition and congratulations and well-done to our winners!



Chioma Dibia, University of Edinburgh

Chioma is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on understanding the ways in which racism shapes how the Mental Health Act 1983 operates towards Black people. Her research interests include racial injustice in healthcare broadly and mental healthcare in particular.






Rebecca Jeyaraj, University of Edinburgh

Rebecca is a student on the online LLM in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. She also works as a junior doctor in Paediatrics in London. She is interested in how the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals are evolving as novel medical technologies are increasingly adopted into routine clinical practice.


Fabienne Cuthbert

Fabienne Cuthbert, University of Edinburgh

Fabienne graduated from the University of Sheffield with a 1:1 in Law, winning the prize for the best results in her year and the prize for contribution to the law school.  She is currently working at Fieldfisher as a medical negligence paralegal before starting her training contract at their London office in 2025.


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