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Dr Zoe Davies and Dr Alastair Key celebrated for research excellence

9th May 2017

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Kent’s third annual Research Prizes took place on 21st April, with two awards handed out to academic members of the school in recognition of their accomplishments over the previous twelve months.

The awards recognised achievements such as publication in top-ranked journals, high citation rates, significant funding awards and impact through public engagement and policy development.

The awards were presented by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation Professor Philippe De Wilde during a gala dinner held at the Darwin Conference Suite at the University's Canterbury campus.

Professor De Wilde commended the high quality of applications received and congratulated the winners on their success:

“The nominations highlighted the diversity of research, and the impressive achievements for which Kent academics and students are responsible. As well as congratulating the winners I would like to thank all those who put their work forward for consideration. It has shown me how much excellent work is being undertaken, how many publications and grants are being secured, and how many accolades are being won.”

The two research prizes awarded to the School of Anthropology & Conservation were as follows:

The University Prize for Consolidator Research – awarded to Dr Zoe Davies in recognition of strong leadership, influential publications and an outstanding record in securing research income, allowing her to develop a cross-disciplinary area of research that has led to highly productive collaborations with economists, psychologists, sociologists, human geographers and engineers, and culminating in a recent award of a prestigious £1.6m European Research Council fellowship.

The Faculty of Social Sciences Prize for Starting Research – awarded to Dr Alastair Key in recognition of his impressive publication record, a prestigious and rare fellowship, and his multidisciplinary engagement.


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