Swansea University Impact Awards 2015

The Swansea University Impact Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of the impact of the University’s research.

Award Categories

 1.   The Geldards LLP Award for Outstanding Impact in Law and Public Policy 

This award celebrates the impact of research which has significantly developed, informed, contributed to new laws, or revised public sector or governing body policy, or delivered improvements to education. Evidence of working with Government, charities and public bodies is essential.

2.    The Parthian Books and Library of Wales Award for Outstanding Impact in Culture and the Arts

This award celebrates research that has delivered significant and evident impact to the cultural and arts sectors.  Eligible activities include performances, exhibitions, festivals, books etc. Applicants will need to demonstrate a measurable change in understanding, behaviour or engagement with research.

3.    The TATA Steel Award for Outstanding Impact in Commerce,  Industry and Enterprise

This award celebrates impact arising from industrial collaboration, University spin-outs and start-ups, as well as the impact of research on the business sector, and the impact of research which has led to new or improved technology. 

4.    The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) Award for Outstanding Impact in Public Engagement

This award recognises the work of outstanding research communicators who have demonstrated excellent engagement with the wider public. Eligible activities include hosting school visits, talks, events, festivals, museum exhibitions, publishing and broadcasting. Applicants will need to demonstrate a measurable change in public understanding, behaviour or engagement with research.

5.   The Age UK Award for Outstanding Impact in Health and Wellbeing

This award celebrates the impact of research in any discipline that is enhancing quality of life, health and wellbeing, with potential to deliver life-changing benefits for people across the world. 

6.    The BBC Research and Development Award for Outstanding Impact on Professions, Practices and Services

This award celebrates the impact of research in any discipline on the way professions, practices and the services delivered have changed and/or improved.

Shortlisted entries

The Geldards LLP Award for Outstanding Impact in Law and Public Policy 

Dr Tracey Sagar and Debbie Jones, Criminology, College of Law - “Sex Work Research in Wales”

Dr Nigel Pollard, History and Classics, College of Arts and Humanities - “Learning from the Past to Protect the Past”

Dr Stuart Macdonald, Lella Nouri, Andrew Whiting and David Mair, The Cyberterrorism Project, College of Law - “Cyberterrorism: promoting an international, interdisciplinary response”

The Parthian Books and Library of Wales Award for Outstanding Impact in Culture and the Arts

Dr Francesca Rhydderch, College of Arts and Humanities - “Award-winning new writing: from Wales to the world”

Kate Spiller, College of Arts and Humanities - “Cymunedau Cystylltiedig (Connected Communities)”

Prof. Daniel G. Williams, Prof. David Britton, Prof. Tudur Hallam, Elizabeth Wride, College of Arts and Humanities - “Dylan Live: ‘Rediscovering Dylan’”

The Age UK Award for Outstanding Impact in Health and Wellbeing

Prof. Shareen Doak and In Vitro Toxicology Group, College of Medicine - “Developing the global regulatory policy for nanosafety”

Prof. Mark Rees and Dr Seo-Kyung Chung and the Neurology team Research Team, College of Medicine, Swansea University - “Finding the Cause for Paediatric Neurological Disease: Hyperekplexia”

Prof. Deb Fitzsimmons and the Swansea Centre for Health Economics, College of Human and Health Sciences - “Familial breast cancer: Classification and care of people at risk”

Dr Mike Lewis, Dr Orhan Uzun, and team, College of Engineering - “Reducing perinatal mortality from congenital heart disease”

The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement Award for Outstanding Impact in Public Engagement

Dr Katharina Hall, College of Arts and Humanities - “Mrs Peabody Investigates: Enhancing Public Understanding of German, European and International Crime Fiction”

Dr Evelien Bracke and Ceri Bradshaw, College of Arts and Humanities  - “The impact of learning about Greek and Roman cultures and languages on Welsh communities”

Dr Amy Brown, with Dr Michelle Lee, Dr Jaynie Rance, Dr Ruth Davies & Dr Sue Jordan, College of Human and Health Sciences - “Nobody puts baby in the corner”

The BBC Research and Development Award for Outstanding Impact on Professions, Practices and Services

Prof. Matt Jones, Dr Jennifer Pearson and Dr Simon Robinson, Computer Science, College of Science - “Empowering rural digital communities”

Dr Stephen Roberts, College of Medicine - The burden of gastrointestinal diseases and the delivery of gastroenterology services across EuropeThe TATA Steel Award for Outstanding Impact in Commerce, Industry and Enterprise

The TATA Steel Award for Outstanding Impact in Commerce, Industry and Enterprise

Prof. Owen Guy and Dr Yufei Liu, Centre for Nanohealth, College of Engineering and SPTS Technologies - “Development of Bio Micro ElectroMechanical Systems technology”

Prof. Marc Clement and the Enterprise and Innovation Team, College of Medicine - “Novel light therapies for the treatment of skin conditions”

Prof Faron Moller and Dr Markus Roggenbach, Computer Science, College of Science - “Improving Safety and Capacity in the UK Railway Industry” 

Awards Judges

The University would like to thank the judges for their time and support.

 

Professor Mark Blagrove, Director of Research, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

Dr Luca Borger, Associate Professor, Biosciences, Swansea University

Mr Jonathan Burnes, Research Programme Manager, Swansea University

Dr Elaine Canning, Deputy Director, Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Swansea University

Mrs Samantha Chadwick, Head of Partnerships, BBC Research and Development

Professor Iwan Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University

Mr Richard Davies, Publishing Director, Parthian Books

Mr Andrew Evans, Partner, Geldards LLP

Ms Bridie Evans, Research Officer, College of Medicine, Swansea University

Dr Barrie Goode, Technical Manager, Cogent, TATA Steel

Professor James Goodwin, Director of Research, AGE UK

Dr Richard Johnston, Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University

Mrs Pat Lawson Davies, REF Manager, Swansea University

Dr Ian Mabbett, Materials Engineering, Swansea University

Ms Rhian M Morris, Impact Acceleration Account, Swansea University

Professor Helen Snooks, College of Medicine, Swansea University

Professor Andrew Tettenborn, College of Law, Swansea University

Professor Steve Wilks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University

Dr Clare Wood, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)