Public Engagement

Media and Public Relations Awards

Best Opinion/Comment Piece – This award is given to an academic who has written a persuasive and engaging piece which helps to shape public opinion or presents a unique analysis of their research.

Jonathan Kennedy - Best Opinion/Comment PieceWinner:
Jonathan Kennedy, Blizard Institute

Peter Hall, Blizard Institute

Lucas Lucasa, School of Mathematical Sciences


Best Published Research Campaign – This award is given to an academic who has worked with the PR team to develop a successful media campaign for a research paper published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Magda Osman - Best Published Research CampaignWinner:
Magda Osman, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Georgios Skiadopoulos and Renato Faccini, School of Economics and Finance

Carla Valentine, Pathology Museum

Dave Michels, Centre for Commercial Law Studies


Queen Mary Rising Star – This award is given to a PhD candidate or early career researcher who has established a media profile in recent years through their research at Queen Mary.

Hannah Mawdsley - Queen Mary Rising StarWinner:
Hannah Mawdsley, School of History

Jahnavi Daru, Blizard Institute