Introducing the winners of the inaugural Research Excellence Awards

Thursday, 07 July 2016

Research Excellence Awards 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:

DrCasper Breuker

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.