Research

Policy Impact and Public Engagement Awards

We are delighted to announce the winner and runners up of our inaugural Policy Impact and Public Engagement Awards.

Best policy impact initiative

Winner

  • Professor Paul Mizen, School of Economics
    Nominated for his work on the Decision Maker Panel

Runners up

  • Professor Ian Macdonald, School of Life Sciences
    Nominated for his work to inform the UK Government's Childhood Obesity strategy 
  • Dr Rozilini Mary Fernandez-Chung, Centre for Academic Partnerships and Engagement - UNM 
    Nominated for her work on higher education policies and practice

Best public engagement initiative

Winner

  • Professor Rory Cormac, School of Politics and International Relations
    Nominated for engaging the public with his research on Secret Intelligence and Covert Action through television and radio

Runners up

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

Rising star award – policy impact

Winner

  • Dr Katarina Schwarz, The Rights Lab
    Nominated for her work on antislavery policy both in the UK and globally

Runners up

  • Dr Sarah Cassidy, School of Psychology
    Nominated for her work on how policy can tackle suicide anmong people with autism
  • Dr Chloe Holloway, School of Law
    Nominated for her work to improve the support of autistic individuals in police custod

Rising star award – public engagement

Winner

  • Dr Sarah Cassidy, School of Psychology
    Nominated for her work with autistic people and their allies to prevent suicide among people with autism

Runners up

  • Dr Vengadeshvaran Sarma, Nottingham University Business School (Malaysia)
    Nominated for his 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" 

Keystone award

Winner

  • Lou Rudkin, Institute of Mental Health
    Nominated for her work with Nottingham Forest Community Trust encouraging football fans to talk more openly about their mental health 

Runners up

  • Joseph Best, School of Computer Science
    Nominated for his work with Inspire Foundation Nottingham to bring STEM activities to 11-14
  • Denise McLean
    Nominated for her public engagement and policy impact activities with young people, women and the BAME and Caribbean Communities

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