The Outstanding Impact on Teaching, Curriculum and Students award in the OU’s Research Excellence Awards 2019, was presented to Dr Christothea Herodotou, Institute of Educational Technology, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, for her research into early alert indicators that provide predictions about students’ performance.
The Best External Collaboration award in the OU’s Research Excellence Awards 2019, was presented to Dr Jude Fransman, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Skills, for The Rethinking Research Collaborative (RRC), an international network committed to research for global development.
The Outstanding Research award in the OU’s Research Excellence Awards 2019, was presented to Professor Ignacio Romero and Professor David Male, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, for their research that helped to solve one of the major problems associated with the investigation and treatment of diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple sclerosis.
The 50th Anniversary Prize in the OU’s Research Excellence Awards 2019 was presented to Professor Ian Wright, Emeritus, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, who was a lead on the first ever landing on a comet.
The Early Career Researcher award in the OU’s Research Excellence Awards 2019, was presented to Dr Koula Charitonos, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, for her research which examines ways in which technology-enhanced professional learning can be considered a driving force for the capacity building needed to solve global challenges.
As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Paul Lawrence, Asa Briggs Professor of History, delivered his inaugural lecture on how a historical approach to criminal justice contributes to contemporary understandings of crime and justice.
A film that uses sound to explore how it can help people to deal with changes in their environment and their lives, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Arts & Humanities Research Council Research (AHRC) in Film Awards.
An Open University PhD student has developed a resource that utilises illustrated narratives (also referred to as “refugee comics”) to build public awareness about the mental health damage to people detained with no time limit in immigration removal centres in the UK.