Shortlisting Announced

It is a privilege to announce below (in alphabetical order) the shortlisted entries for Swansea University’s Research & Innovation (R&I) Awards 2020.

Building on the success of the last R&I awards, the level of interest and response this year has been truly staggering, attracting a record breaking 112 applications from all sections of our research community.

Shortlisting the award entries across all categories was made extremely challenging by the high quality of applications received. These have been reviewed and scored by a panel of Swansea University peers and esteemed sponsors.  Our sincere thanks to all those that have participated, sharing information on their amazing work, and congratulations to all shortlisted entries who will join us on the evening.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 30th January 2020 at a ceremony in the Great Hall.  Shortlisted entries will be provided 3 seats and we will be in contact directly to arrange this. 

Our 2020 Partners

As we approach our 100th Birthday (gulp!) we would like to take this opportunity to present our Research & Innovation Awards 2020 partners.  Marking the first major event of our Centenary year, the Research & Innovation Awards 2020 will showcase the outstanding collaborations we have with public, private and third sector organisations, and the enormous impact these are having across the world.  Our students, our staff and our partners have made us who we are today.  Thank you.        

R&I Award Partners


Outstanding Research & Innovation Collaboration (sponsored by Baldwins)

Early Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer – Swansea Biospectroscopy and CRaFT project teams (Swansea University Medical School, Centre for NanoHealth, College of Science)

Low-cost, rapid and highly sensitive screening of infectious diseases using printed nanotechnology-based biosensors (College of Engineering)

The CISM project


Outstanding Global Reach & Significance (sponsored by LiteLok)

Changing the Law and Policy in Paying for plagiarism and tackling contract cheating, ghost writers and Essay Mills in Global Higher Education (Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and Swansea University Medical School)

Swansea University’s ‘Team on Fire’: making a difference from local to global scales (College of Science)

Understanding and responding to online terrorist propaganda and radicalisation (Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and College of Arts & Humanities)


Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement (sponsored by Complete Resourcing)

Oriel Science: Showcasing Science in the Community (College of Science)

Swansea Soapbox Science: Smashing stereotypes in STEMM disciplines

UK MS Register: A Model For Public and Patient Engagement In Multiple Sclerosis (Swansea University Medical School)


Outstanding Impact on Health & Well Being (sponsored by GX Group)

Building a health informatics resource for research, evaluation and innovation: Impact of the SAIL databank at Swansea University on health and wellbeing in Wales and beyond (Swansea University Medical School)

Low-cost transdermal devices for healthcare applications (College of Engineering)

Working together to improve survival and quality of life  for people with suspected cancer: an economic economic evaluation of the Rapid Diagnosis Clinic in Swansea Bay University Health Board (Swansea Centre for Health Economics, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea Bay University Health Board)


Outstanding Impact on Industry, Commerce and Innovation (sponsored by Development Bank of Wales)

Degree Apprenticeship Programme in Applied Software Engineering (College of Science)

Look Ahead to Brain Health and Wellbeing in Rugby Union: Development of the Opro+ PROTECHT™ intelligent mouthguard (College of Engineering)

ProColl- collagen from cells to gels empowering regenerative medicine (College of Engineering)


Outstanding Contribution to the Arts, Culture and Society (sponsored by Crunch Simply Digital)

Applied Linguistics and Welsh research at Swansea: impact and influence of the Welsh Corpus Project (CorCenCC) (College of Arts & Humanities)

Elizabeth Montagu Correspondence Online [EMCO] (College of Arts & Humanities)

The Hafod Morfa Copperworks: Communities, Partners and Heritage-led Regeneration (College of Arts & Humanities)


Outstanding Contribution to Shaping the University’s Research & Innovation Community (sponsored by Fujitsu)

Building a vibrant postgraduate research community through expertise and engagement (Postgraduate Research Office)

Working Together for Growth: This is Your University (Swansea University: LINC; Research, Engagement & Innovation Services)

Workshops in response to the Climate Emergency (College of Engineering and School of Management)


Outstanding Research Supervision (sponsored by Sanofi)

Professor Yogesh K. Dwivedi (School of Management)

Professor Hayley Hutchings (Swansea University Medical School)

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (College of Arts & Humanities)


R&I Rising Star – Post Graduate (sponsored by Winslow Adaptics)

Sara Correia (Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law)

Jack Thomas Jenkins (College of Arts & Humanities)

Olivia McCarthy (Applied Sport, Technology, Exercise and Medicine Research Centre (A-STEM)


R&I  Rising star – Early Career (sponsored by SPTS Technologies)

Dr Jenny Baker (SPECIFIC)

Moritz Kuehnel (College of Science)

Dr Richard Thomas (College of Arts & Humanities)