Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

The Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards celebrate high-quality, research-led innovation that is having societal or economic impact. Building on the awards two years ago a new category of Policy Engagement has been added to those for TeamworkBuilding CapacityInspiring Leadership, and Early Career Innovator.

We are delighted to congratulate a number of researchers from across the Social Sciences Division among this year's recipients:

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Dr Annette Idler (Department of Politics and International Relations)

Winner in the Early Career category and Highly Commended in the Inspiring Leader category for her work on 'Re-thinking Conflict, Building Peace'.

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Dr Raghav Pant (School of Geography and the Environment)

Highly Commended in the Early Career category for his work on new modelling tools to help governments and decision makers minimise the risks from infrastructure failures.

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Dr Alexander Teytelboym (Department of Economics)

Highly Commended in the Policy Engagement category for his work on Annie™ MOORE: Increasing Employment of Resettled Refugees using Machine Learning and Optimisation.

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