Recipients of the Research Excellence Awards 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017

REA 2017

Oxford Brookes University is pleased to announce the new recipients of the Research Excellence Awards for 2017/18.

The Research Excellence Awards were launched last summer as part of Oxford Brookes’ commitment to supporting research-active academics and in supporting the aims of the recently revised Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2016-2020.

Researchers are able to apply for one of two levels of award worth either £10,000 or £20,000 which would contribute towards research leave or employment of a research assistant in supporting a project.

Following a recent application period, the 32 successful recipients of the Research Excellence Awards 2017/18 are:

Oxford Brookes Business School
Christian Ehrlich
Joanna Karmowska
Janine Dermody
Maureen Brookes

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Dave Carter
Anna Barnett
Alison Forhead
Andrew Jones
Catherine Henshall
Lesley Smith
Kate Wilmut

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Katharine Craik
Tatiana Kontou
Elizabeth Darling
James Hawes
David Nash
Christiana Payne
Nicole Pohl
Hannah Yelin
Giuseppe Donati
John Gold

Faculty ofTechnology, Design and Environment
Barbara Eichner
Fabrizio Bonatesta
Caroline Davis
Khaled Hayatleh and Steve Barker
Paul Whitty
Fridolin Wild
Peter Ball
Shpend Gerguri and Martin Heywood
Stephen Ward
Sue Brownill (in collaboration with Catherine Brun, Juliet Carpenter and Maja Cederberg)
Igea Troiani

Investment in research at Oxford Brookes is so crucial which is why I was excited to launch these awards last year. The funding has provided last years’ recipients with the support and time to enhance their research work as well as facilitating greater collaborative research, both in the UK and internationally.

Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Global Partnerships, Oxford Brookes University

Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships said: “Investment in research at Oxford Brookes is so crucial which is why I was excited to launch these awards last year. The funding has provided last years’ recipients with the support and time to enhance their research work as well as facilitating greater collaborative research, both in the UK and internationally.

“Through these annual awards we are investing in researchers aiming at being submitted to the next Research Excellence Framework with world-leading 4* outputs or impact case studies; as well as underpinning studies which lead to high quality proposals for significant external grant income.

“It has been fantastic to see a rise in applications this year, and once again the standard of submissions was excellent, highlighting the calibre of research at the University."

Keep an eye out for more on the Award recipients on the news pages of the University website over the coming year.

The scheme is funded through the Central Research Fund and is intended to provide enhanced support for research excellence. It complements Quality-Related Funding at Faculty and Department levels which supports research and knowledge exchange more broadly.