Institute for Policy and Engagement

This award will be presented to a member of staff in the early stages of an academic or research-only career who has engaged the public with their research to generate mutual benefit. Public engagement activity can range from outreach activities, to patient involvement, citizen science and collaborative research projects.


Winner: Dr Ulrike Kuchner (School of Physics and Astronomy), for their work engaging the public with astronomy in creative ways, both locally and internationally

Special Commendation

  • Dr Ben Pilgim (School of Chemistry), for their work engaging diverse audiences with chemistry research


  • Dr Bavani Ramayah (Faculty of Science and Engineering, UNM), for their work to raise awareness of the challenges faced by visually impaired people


Winner: Dr Sarah Cassidy (School of Psychology), for their work with autistic people and their allies to prevent suicide among people with autism


  • Dr Vengadeshvaran Sarma (Nottingham University Business School, UNM), nomatined for their work to engage wider audiences on educational inequality in Sri Lanka
  • Dr Alison Tidy (School of Biosciences), nominated for engaging children with sciences through her picture book, "Off to work with Mummy the Plant Scientist"

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