Research Culture Prize Winners Announced

Published: 10 June 2019

Awards recognise an individual - or team - who has acted as a role model or led initiatives to promote a positive research culture

The University received 33 submissions to its research culture awards and is delighted to announce the four winners who will receive their prizes at part of the Principal’s annual research awards celebration today on 10 June.

The awards were introduced this year to recognise an individual or team that has acted as a role model or led initiatives to promote a positive research culture.

Our winners highlight the diverse contributions that colleagues at all career stages can make to creating a culture that is supportive and inclusive.

Our 2019 winners were:

  • Angela Bradshaw (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences) and Lilach Sheiner (Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation), for establishing and running the Network for Early Career Researcher Development (NERD);
  • Nick Kamenos (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences), for developing a personalised suite of support-mechanisms to aid colleagues applying for NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentships and NERC Demand Managed Research Grants, resulting in a pronounced increase in success rates;
  • Faye Hammill (School of Critical Studies), for establishing and running an informal grant-writing group, in which early-career and more experienced colleagues meet regularly to peer-review grant applications in progress and offer constructive feedback in an informal, supportive, and collegiate environment;
  • Amy Nimegeer (Institute of Health and Wellbeing), for promoting a supportive and dynamic research environment through the implementation of several research- and professional development- related activities.

Professor Miles Padgett, Vice Principal (Research) and Chair of the judging panel, said: “The panel was enthused by the work of our colleagues in supporting the wider research community here at the University of Glasgow. The nominations and the supporting testimonials illustrate the varied ways in which colleagues at different career stages and from different staff groups can contribute to making Glasgow the best place in which to develop a research career.

"Research thrives when we support each other to succeed. I hope that we can all be inspired by the initiatives of these four awardees.".

Visit our research culture webpages to see the full list of winners and highly commended nominations, as well as find out more about our progress in advancing our research culture.

First published: 10 June 2019