Engaged Researcher of the Year

  • Category: Engaged Researcher of the Year
  • Eligibility: University of Glasgow research active staff member. Must relate to activity/initiative/project undertaken within the last 12 months
  • Criteria: Awarded to a researcher who has demonstrated excellence in engaging the public with research.
  • Prizes: TBC

Early Career Engaged Researcher of the Year

  • Category: Engaged Researcher of the Year
  • Eligibility: University of Glasgow research active student/staff member. Individual must have no greater than 5 years research experience post-PhD award. Must relate to initiative undertaken within the last 12 months
  • Criteria: Awarded to an early career researcher who has demonstrated excellence in engaging the public with research.
  • Prizes: TBC

Engagement Project of the year

  • Category: Engagement Project of the year
  • Eligibility: To be awarded for a project aimed at engaging the public with research. Collaborative projects are welcomed but the prize must be awarded to a University of Glasgow researcher. Must relate to initiative undertaken within the last 12 months
  • CriteriaTo be awarded to an initiative designed to engage the public with a research topic.
  • Prizes: TBC

Archive: Winners 2016

Engaged Researcher of the Year:
Winner:  Prof Clare Wilsdon, School of Culture and Creative Arts
Awarded for her work on international art exhibits adding a new dimension to the appreciation and understanding of great works of art. Clare’s input was a key ingredient in some of the most successful international displays of recent years spawning exhibits, films, writings, podcasts which reached millions of people.  

Engaged Researcher of the Year (Early Career Researcher):
Winner: Dr Stephen Mullen, School of HumanitiesAwarded for his work on “Runaway Slaves in Britain” a project which saw sharing of information and ideas with the public, policy makers, artists and more through writing, talks, displays, installations and festivals.

 Engagement project of the Year:
Winner: Tiziana Lembo and team, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative medicine.
Awarded for their work on addressing infectious diseases which affect impoverished communities in the developing world. The team work with farmers, school children and local communities in Tanzania to put effective control measures in place and empower communities to help themselves.

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund award for Innovation in Public Engagement:
Winner: Dr Andrew Wilson, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Highly Commended: Prof Martin Kretschmer and team, School of Law
Awarded to Andrew for his Street Maths project taking mathematical topics to new audiences through a twist on a traditional street theatre introducing passers-by to mathematical concepts and taking maths-anxiety faced by many.
The judges also wanted to recognise the achievements of the Create Festival from the School of Law and want to Highly Commend Martin Kretschmer and team for their work.