Introducing the winners of the inaugural Research Excellence Awards
Thursday, 07 July 2016
As part of Oxford Brookes’ commitment to supporting research-active academics, the University is introducing the Research Excellence Awards for 2016/17.
Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships, explains: “Investment in research excellence needs to meet the requirements of different disciplines, provide timely support, as well as fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
Investment in research excellence needs to meet the requirements of different disciplines, provide timely support, as well as fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research.Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships
“Through the Research Excellence 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. We also hope that they will promote collaboration – particularly on a global scale – as well as underpinning studies which lead to high quality proposals for significant external grant income.
“I wish to personally thank everyone who sent us applications for this scheme in recent months as the standard of submissions was excellent and reflects the strength of research at Oxford Brookes. Over the coming year, you’ll be hearing more about those who will receive Research Excellence Awards and we look forward to seeing the outcomes and outputs that their work brings.”
Following a recent application period, the 23 winners of the inaugural Research Excellence Awards are:
Faculty of Business:
Dr Ulrike Fasbender
Dr Juliette Koning
Dr Dimitrios Asteriou
Faculty of Humanities and SocialSciences:
Professor Graham Butt
Dr Simon White
Dr Dinah Roe
Professor Roger Griffin
Professor Anne-Marie Kilday
Dr Simon Cooper
Professor Tina Miller
Professor Anna Nekaris
Faculty of Health and LifeSciences:
Dr Dianne Newbury
Professor Jane Appleton
Professor Vincent Connelly
Dr Miriam Clegg
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment:
Dr Fabrizio Bonatesta
Dr James Broughton
Dr Matthias Rolf
Dr Lindsay Steenberg
Dr Alexandra Wilson
Dr Christos Vidalakis
Dr Marcel Vellinga
Researchers were 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. 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.
The intention is to continue the scheme annually as part of Oxford Brookes’ investment in research excellence and in supporting the aims of the recently revised Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2016-2020.
Keep reading the University’s news pages for further information on the winners of the Research Excellence Awards 2016/17.