The winners of the 2014 Research Impact and Public Engagement Awards were announced by the Provost, Stuart Croft, and Pro-Vice-Chancellors Simon Swain and Christina Hughes on Thursday 3 July. Staff and PG students, from across the University gathered in the Physics Concourse at a reception to hear the winners announced .
The winners were:
Arts Faculty: Public Engagement
Kate Astbury - The Spectacle of the French Revolution
Arts Faculty Research Impact: Established Career
David Anderson - Torture, Colonial Abuse and Britain's Secret Archives
Faculty of Medicine: Public Engagement
Chet Trivedy - Cricket Health Initiative
Faculty of Science: Public Engagement
Margaret Low - Technology Volunteers
Faculty of Science: Research Impact (Established Career)
Dieter Wolke - Prenatal and Family Precursors of Bullying Involvement in Childhood and their Consequences into Early Adulthood
Faculty of Social Sciences Research Impact (Established Career)
Anne Green: Skills and Economic Development
Faculty of Social Sciences: Public Engagement
Dennis Novy: The House of Lords and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Faculty of Social Sciences Research Impact: Early Career
Natalie Byrom: Access to Justice and the Impact of Legal Aid Cuts
These awards recognise researchers for the time, hard work and consideration they put into engaging the public with the benefits of their research, and to recognise the myriad ways in which all staff and students at the University engage with local communities and businesses to improve people’s lives – in the region, in the UK and globally.
The Research Impact and Public Engagement Awards build on the Arts Impact Awards and the Research Impact Awards in the Social Sciences Faculty by spanning across all four faculties, and including, for the first time, a Public Engagement category.