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 ku.ca1579826967.notl1579826967ob@re1579826967tsof.1579826967a.p1579826967 to book a place.




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“Back to the Future” – Indigenous Natural  Colourants


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Donna Claypool and academic staff from Textiles and Surface Design

“Originals’ – a collaborative and creative project responding to the history of textiles in Bolton.


Daniel Gaunt    

A thematic analysis of the development of trainee CBT therapists


David Gledhill & Peter Lewis

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Chathurika Kannangara

Grit and Resilience: Predictors of academic success, wellbeing and achievement?


Julie Prescott

Evaluating online humanistic counselling for young people: examining the practice-based evidence and conducting fidelity checks


Ianis Matsoukas

Salivary Diagnostics in Oral Cancer: Integrating Advanced DNA Technologies into Further and Higher Education


Peter Myler

Further Development of Simulations and Characterisation of High Performance Composites.


Bob Snape

The Centre for Worktown Studies


Jonathan Thomas

Generation of Reference Genomes for Genetic Clusters that Lack Reference Strains


Pedro Vital

The Relationship Between Facial Mimicry of Others’ Expressions and Emotion Understanding as Measured by a Facial Expression Recognition Software


Ben Wilkinson

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The 2017 Jenkinson Panel

  • Vivienne Newton (Student Union President)
  • Dr Paul Birkett (SEO)
  • Professor Baljinder Kandola (Chair, Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee)
  • Andy Graham (Executive Dean, Research & Graduate School)
  • Dr Kondal Kandadi (Assistant Vice Chancellor)
  • Donna Zarei (Secretary)
  • Professor Patrick McGhee (Chair)

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