After extensive review and detailed assessment, the Jenkinson Panel, chaired by Professor Patrick McGhee, have announced the winners of the 2019 Jenkinson Awards. The criteria for the awards were:

  • The extent to which the proposal supports the TIRI agenda and the University’s Research Strategy, that is: “improves the quality of research activities which support teaching”;
  • The extent to which the proposal is likely to lead to outputs which will improve the University’s REF2021 performance.
  • Overall value for money.

Patrick McGhee said:

“The quality of applications this year has been particularly high. The panel had a difficult time in arriving at a final list. I am particularly pleased to see several new members of staff and early career researchers amongst the winners”.

A feature of the Jenkinson 2019 Awards are the first ever awards for Law and for the Institute of Management.

The Jenkinson celebration evening for all past and recent winners will be held on Thursday 13 December 2018

Full list of Successful Projects

Principal Investigator Title of Project School
Samantha Spence Witchcraft and Human Rights: From Horror to Hope Law
Richard Horrocks The creation of a live North West textile industrial history resource linked to Worktown Engineering
Robert Snape A Festival of Worktown Sport and Biomedical Sciences
Jack Luo Flexible wireless multi-sensor chip for investigating effect obstructive sleeping apnoea on cardiovascular disease and hypertension Engineering
Mohammad Sanami Preventing or minimising tissue damage during minimally invasive surgery by redesigning the surgical graspers jaw Engineering
Jerome Carson Developing a REF2021 Case Study on Happiness. Education & Psychology
Chathurika Kannangara ProGRAD : Professional discussions as a learning tool for promoting employability skills in undergraduate students Psychology
Brid Andrews Finding a Voice: presentation skills for global learners Arts
Chan See Design and Development of miniaturised antennas for implantable wireless devices and Internet of Things Engineering
Richard Jagger EEG and the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease Education & Psychology
Lynn Clark CAMP-To : Towards a Culturally Appropriate Model of Personal Tutoring: A Focus on sub-Saharan African Collaborative Transnational Education Partnerships (Masters programmes) Off Campus Division
Nikolaos Poulis Cytotoxicity of dental ceramic materials and related surface treatments Health and Wellbeing
Evan Jones Whitman 200 Arts
Carol Brown The Cavell Project: Exploring the relationship between staff engagement and key performance in the NHS Institute of Management

The Panellists for the Jenkinson Awards 2019 were:

  • Stacey Johnson, Students’ Union President
  • Dr Paul Birkett, SEO
  • Dr Andy Graham, Research & Graduate School
  • Professor Baljinder Kandola, Chair, Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee
  • Dr Gill Green, Chair REF2021 Impact subgroup
  • Professor Patrick McGhee, AVC (Chair)
  • and Donna Zarei (Committee Officer)

The Awards are named after Augustus Jack Jenkinson (known as Jack) who was the first Principal of Bolton Institute of Technology, which opened in 1964. He remained Principal until 1970. He was previously Principal of Bolton Technical College, from 1951-64 and prior to that First Director of Bolton Training College, 1946 – 48.

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