Excellent Essex research recognised

  • Date

    Wed 8 May 19

Christine Raines at the Research Excellence Awards

Essex researchers, who have been prolific in their output and have provided a supportive environment to allow other academics to flourish, were recognised at the inaugural Celebrating Excellence in Research Awards.

Prizes were awarded in three categories and went to those who have been successful at having papers published in high-profile academic journals, in gaining grants to further their research and in supporting colleagues. 

The winners were: 

Research Champion – to recognise academic staff with a significant track record of outstanding research and who have shown leadership in supporting or enabling others to deliver high quality research: 

  • Humanities – Annecy Lax 
  • Science and Health – Professor Tracy Lawson
  • Social Sciences – Professor Han Dorussen 

Exceptional Performance – to recognise academic staff who have delivered exceptional research performance in a single year: 

  • Humanities – Dr Michael Tymkiw 
  • Science and Health – Dr Alex Dumbrell 
  • Social Sciences – Dr Abhimanyu Gupta 

Outstanding Early Career Researcher – to recognise those who have been awarded a PhD since March 2009, have produced outstanding research and demonstrate strong future potential: 

  • Humanities – Dr Liam Jarvis 
  • Science and Health – Dr Luca Citi 
  • Social Sciences – Dr Federica Genovese 

The winners, who gave presentations about their research during the event, received an inscribed award and £1,000 to support further research. Photos from the event can be seen in this flickr album