Institute for Policy and Engagement

This award recognises an individual or team for a successful public engagement activity or initiative where public groups have benefitted from engagement with University of Nottingham research. Public engagement activity can range from outreach activities, to patient involvement, citizen science and collaborative research projects.


Winner: Dr Helen McCabe and the Survivor Voices, Stories and Images team (Rights Lab), for their work empowering survivors of human trafficking to share their stories with the world.


  • Professor Christopher Gibbins, Dr Ir. Fang Yenn Teo and Yih Yoong Lip (Faculty of Science and Engineering, UNM) for their engagement with highlight communities to discover sustainable solutions for water-related issues at upper Trusan River, Sarawak
  • Dr Heike Bartel (School of Cultures, Language and Area Studies), for her work on eating disorders in men and boys


Winner: Professor Rory Cormac (School of Politics and International Relations), for their work on engaging the public with his research on Secret Intelligence and Covert Action through television and radio


  • Professor Matt Brookes and the Quantum Sensing the Brain team (School of Physics), for their interactive and immersive exhibit showcasing research on human brain imaging
  • Professor Ellen Townsend and Professor Joanne Hort (School of Psychology), for their work on Cafe Connect, a plce to interact and engage with the public to generate new ideas for future research

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