Durham University Impact and Engagement Awards 2019
A huge congratulations to our winners and those who were highly commended at our 2019 Impact and Engagement Awards.
The awards seek to recognise impact and engagement work that is of high social value, enhances cultural life or experiences, reaches new communities, instigates innovative types of activity or product, and otherwise extends the impact and engagement activity of the university.
University impact award winner:
Prof. Clare McGlynn- Durham Law School
Criminalising rape pornography and image-based sexual abuse
Research by Prof. McGlynn and colleagues has shaped new laws criminalising Extreme Pornography and Image Based Sexual Abuse - transforming victims’ lives & protecting us all by challenging perpetrators’ abusive behaviours
Policy and practice category winner
Prof. Laurence Ferry - Department of Theology and Religion
Changing Audit and Inspection in English Local Government – A Nudge towards Value for Money and Fairness.
In the ‘new’ decade of renewal after austerity, public audit of local government must serve the public interest for a prosperity playbook. This is not only looking at what was spent (financial stewardship), but what was got for the spending in terms of Value for Money (VfM - economy, efficiency and effectiveness) and fairness in society (equity).
Technical and commercial category winner
Prof. David Selby - Department of Earth Sciences
A Novel Geochemical Tool that supports Petroleum and Mineral Industry exploration
Durham University research has delivered a geochemical tool that delivers more accurate geological models to both petroleum and mineral industries and permits improved reserve estimates, reduced exploration budgets and minimises the environmental impacts of exploration.
Arts and cultural category winner
Dr Alex Flynn - Department of Anthropology
Activating the Arts: Sustainable development through Cartonera publishing
How can the arts change people’s lives? Cartonera is a Latin American community publishing movement through which people tell their own story by making their own book. From a women’s prison to an indigenous community in Mexico, from a recycling cooperative to rural schools in Brazil, Activating the Arts shows how people seize their own narratives, responding to questions of social and environmental justice.
Arts and cultural category – highly commended
Prof. Robin Coningham - Department of Archaeology
Piloting the role of Tilaurakot’s new regional museum as a visitor and community asset in Nepal.
The Bigas Luna Tribute
Dr Sarah McLusky - Institute of Medical Humanities
Catch Your Breath Writer-in-Residence Programme
Prof. Barbara Ravelhofer - Department of English Studies
Souls of the North – a series of public events by Records of Early English Drama North-East
Technical and commercial category – highly commended
Dr. Charlotte Adams and team - Durham Energy Institute
Heat mining: decarbonising heat using abandoned coal mines
Prof. Sue Black and team TechUp - Department of Computer Science
Prof. Toby Breckon - Department of Computer Science
Driverless Cars – a technology being driven to a street near you
Dr Phil Heron - Department of Earth Sciences
Think Like A Scientist
Policy and practice category – highly commended
Dr. Hannah Bows - Durham Law School
Violence Against Older People
Prof. Deidre McCann - Durham Law School
Decent Work Regulation: Global Dialogue/Local Innovation
Prof. Nayanika Mookherjee - Department of Anthropology
Ethics of Documenting Sexual Violence during Conflict
Dr. Andreas Pantazatos - Department of Philosophy
Early career researcher award
Natasha Boulding and team - Department of Chemistry
Plastech Innovation – from bottle caps to concrete, a student spin-out