The winners of the Real Impact Awards have been announced!

Meet the 2019 changemakers

Thank you to everyone who shared their impact commitment story. The judges had an extremely difficult decision to make but after a lot of deliberation, the winners from each category have been chosen!

Congratulations to...

Knowledge Translation Team at Melbourne Children's Centre for Community Child Health, Australia

Winners of the Driving the Impact Agenda category

The Knowledge Translation Team at Melbourne Children’s Centre for Community Child Health, based within the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital, are committed to building a culture that values, rewards and embeds research impact. Delivering customised training, resources and mentoring alongside engaging with local, national and international impact networks are just some examples of the great work the team have carried out. Research impact is now a prominent part of the campus agenda and is helping Melbourne Children’s achieve their purpose of improving child and adolescent health and wellbeing.

Dr Hannah Bows,
Durham University, UK

Winner of the Mobilising Research into Action category

Over the last six years, Dr Hannah Bows has conducted research examining different forms of violence against older people. She is making significant contributions to generating change across the general public, policy and practice and has dedicated her time to closing the loop between research and practice. These contributions have led to developments in law and policy, as well as creating much needed awareness of older victims and ensuring that appropriate services are in place.

Professor Natalia Kucirkova,
University of Stavanger, Norway and University College London, UK

Winner of the Developing a Focus on Lifecycle Approaches to Impact category

Dr Kucirkova is dedicated to researching innovative ways of supporting children’s early literacy, reading on screen and the role of personalisation in narratives. She has worked hard to establish and embed impact within the environment of children’s technology research and design, and as a result has engaged with innovative research problems and contributed knowledge to the design of children’s apps and e-books. The work being carried out is a great example of connecting impact activities, people and strategies along the lifetime of a research project, embedding impact from inception to completion and beyond.

2019 Finalists

Driving the Impact Agenda shortlist

Dr Tamika Heiden,
Research Impact Academy, Australia

SickKids’ KT Program Team,
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Team lead; Dr Melanie Barwick

Dr Mark Rosenbaum,
University of South Carolina, USA

Mobilising Research Into Action shortlist

The Health and Wellbeing Academy,
Swansea University, UK
Team lead; Mrs Julia Pridmore

Passions of Youth Project Team,
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Team lead; Professor Melanie Tebbutt

Professor Alison Wray,
Cardiff University, UK

Professor Jessica Woodhams,
University of Birmingham, UK

Developing a Focus on Lifecycle Approaches to Impact shortlist

Dr Catherine Lee,
Anglia Ruskin University, UK

The Prize

All 2019 finalists and winners will be featured in the Real Impact Awards Showcase book. This includes a case study, telling the story of impact commitment, written by Emerald Editors. You can read the 2018 showcase book here.

Along with benefiting from publicity across Emerald publishing channels, the winners will also be invited to attend a celebratory event in early 2020, at which they will be awarded with a certificate, trophy and their copy of the showcase book.

Real Impact Awards 2020

Entries to the Real Impact Awards 2020 will open again in Spring 2020. To register your interest, please submit your details below.

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