Celebrating our researchers

Research Impact Awards - winners

Celebrating Excellence in Research and Impact Awards

Our annual awards showcase the very best examples of how Essex research is having a positive impact on people’s everyday lives.

Our researchers are constantly asking difficult questions and providing answers to improve the lives of individuals and communities.

We look at issues that affect us now and in the future – and our research helps to shape thinking and influence policy in this country and across the globe.

The awards are open to all academics, researchers and doctoral students and signal the University’s commitment to world-class research that makes a difference.

Christine Raines at the Research Excellence Awards
This year’s entries demonstrate the astonishing breadth of our work and show how experts in different departments look at issues from entirely different perspectives, but are able to work together to use research to make the world a better place.
Professor Christine Raines Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor (R) School of Life Sciences
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Our 2020 winners

This year we have combined two events into one to celebrate the amazing success of our academics and the impact their work is having on society. Awards have been given to early career researchers and research champions as well as for individual projects in the following categories: creative and cultural, enterprise and innovation, international research, UK public policy and interdisciplinary research. Awards also went to the authors of Essex’s best-read articles in The Conversation – the news-based website, written by academics.

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