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Spotlight on OU Research Excellence Awards 2018

The OU Research Excellence Awards recognise excellence and celebrate achievement within the OU research environment. 

Commenting on the awards scheme and the quality of the entries, Professor Kevin Hetherington, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Academic Strategy and chair of the judging panel said:

This is our first ever OU Research Excellence Awards scheme and an excellent way of recognising the importance and quality of our research and the excellence of our academics. We had a high calibre of submissions, which made the choice of winners hard to make. Well done to all those who won.

The 2018 inaugural awards were presented as follows:

Outstanding Contribution to Research at The Open University

Winner: Professor Giles Mohan, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Runner-up: Dr Clara Mancini, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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Early Career Researcher Award

Winner: Jenna Mittelmeier, Learning and Teaching Innovation

Runner-up: Alison Buckler, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Skills

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Outstanding Impact of Research on OU Learning & Teaching, Curriculum and Students Award

Winner: Dr Ilona Roth, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Runner-up: Learning Analytics and Learning Design team, Learning and Teaching Innovation

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Outstanding Impact of Research on Society and Prosperity Award

Winner: Professor Shailey Minocha, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and team

Runner-up: Dr Lesley Hoggart & Dr Victoria Newton, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Skills

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Outstanding Research Project Award

Winner: OU Rosetta Team, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Runner-up: MK: SMART Team, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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