It’s been an unprecedented year in the University for the Division of Human and Social Sciences in terms of Research & Innovation Prizes. The winners received formal recognition of their exceptional contributions at a prize ceremony, as well as a funding or training allocation of £3,000.
The prizes celebrate the achievements of academic, professional services and technician staff across a range of areas and in particular, highlight activities that have had a transformative effect, creating new knowledge, benefiting a particular community, and supporting others in the research and innovation ecosystem.
This years winners from HSS are:
- Starting Research Prize:
Winner – Dr Nikhil Sengupta
- Consolidator Prize:
Highly commended – Dr Aleksandra Cichocka
- Advanced Research Prize:
Joint winner (with Ann-Marie Towers) – Professor Karen Douglas
KE Collaboration Prize:
Winner – Dr Anna Brown
- Technician of the Year:
Winner – Frank Gasking
- Professional Services Support of the Year Prize:
Winner – Jacqueline Aldridge
- 2022 Kent Research and Innovation Community Prize:
Highly commended – Dr Zaki Wahhaj
Professor David Wilkinson, Director of the Division of Human and Social Sciences sent his best wishes to all the recipients:
‘I am so pleased for our academic and professional services colleagues in HSS who have received an R&I award. The breadth and number of awards, which span our academic and professional services, is especially pleasing. Congratulations to all awardees, and thank you for helping highlight the fantastic R&I activity within HSS, we very much appreciate it’.