The 2017 winners of the University’s annual research investment scheme, the Jenkinson Awards, have been announced. Overall, 16 Projects have received funding of between £600 and £10,000 to pump prime innovative research. The scheme, launched in December 2015 is designed to promote the University’s TIRI agenda and the REF2021 submission.
The Chair of the Panel, Professor Patrick McGhee, said: ‘The submissions this year were yet again of a very high quality with a particularly strong emphasis on the benefits of the proposed research for students. The wide range of projects supported reflects the diversity of research at the University and indicates that students across the institution will benefit from the Jenkinson Scheme in line with the TIRI agenda. We have projects ranging from studies of cancer through to the history of textiles, counselling and high performance composites.’
Professor McGhee went on to highlight the range of academics supported: ‘I was particularly pleased that several Early Career Researchers were successful this time round in line with our commitment to supporting academics at the earlier stages of their careers, alongside senior researchers. There were several excellent projects which unfortunately were not successful this year but applicants can take heart from the fact that some of this year’s winners were unsuccessful last year. Finally I would like to thank the Jenkinson Awards Panel who had a particularly difficult task this year.’
An evening of research celebration at which the 2017 Jenkinson Awards will be handed out to the recipients will be held on Thursday 8 December 2016 6-8pm in the Student Learning Zone. Festive drinks and a light buffet will be available. All academic and professional support staff are invited. Please contact Pat Foster on email@example.com to book a place.
JENKINSON AWARDS WINNERS 2017
Gill Allen & Julie Prescott
Smile (Phase 2) Social Media as Informal support for people with mental iLlness: an Extended study
CHANGE – CHAmeleoN Group Evaluation
The changing nature of happiness: Part 2.
“Back to the Future” – Indigenous Natural Colourants
Neil Dougan & Nicola Shaw
The Agency – University of Bolton’s Creative Hub – ‘Where Talent connects with Talent’
Donna Claypool and academic staff from Textiles and Surface Design
“Originals’ – a collaborative and creative project responding to the history of textiles in Bolton.
A thematic analysis of the development of trainee CBT therapists
David Gledhill & Peter Lewis
1936 Berlin Olympic Village Project Phase 2
Grit and Resilience: Predictors of academic success, wellbeing and achievement?
Evaluating online humanistic counselling for young people: examining the practice-based evidence and conducting fidelity checks
Salivary Diagnostics in Oral Cancer: Integrating Advanced DNA Technologies into Further and Higher Education
Further Development of Simulations and Characterisation of High Performance Composites.
The Centre for Worktown Studies
Generation of Reference Genomes for Genetic Clusters that Lack Reference Strains
The Relationship Between Facial Mimicry of Others’ Expressions and Emotion Understanding as Measured by a Facial Expression Recognition Software
Don Paterson and The Catch
Poets for Bolton: Writing the Town
The 2017 Jenkinson Panel
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