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Winners of Research Excellence Awards for Emerging Scholars announced

Winners of Research Excellence Awards 2019

Five emerging scholars from the Business School have received Research Excellence Awards in recognition of their research excellence and important research achievements, including their impact and knowledge advancement outside of academia.

The winners of the awards are:

  • Dr Mari Martiskainen – Awarded for excellent research output and substantial research grant funding.
  • Dr Chidiebere Ogbonnaya – In recognition of almost abnormal publications activities: 13 international leading, high-quality papers as well as research funding success.
  • Dr Vikrant Shirodkar – Awarded for very high-quality research publications with 7 papers of international quality.

Professor Constantin Blome, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, said: “The strongest research is driven by the passion and intellectual interests of academics from the very beginning of their careers. These awards promote and celebrate the achievements of our early career researchers and the contribution they make to the University of Sussex Business School – even those who didn’t win this time round.” 

The Business School launched the Research Excellence Awards for Emerging Scholars this year. The awards are granted on the basis of the overall research achievement of the individual on three dimensions – a) Published (or accepted) research work, b) Research grants awarded and c) Research impact. Awards can be granted based on excellence in a single dimension or significant achievement across two or more.

The awards were presented by Professor Steve McGuire, Dean of the Business School, and Professor Blome at the inaugural Business School Research Away Day on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

The away day consisted of a series of several presentations from Professors Paola Manzini, Roger Strange and Paul Nightingale on ‘The relevance of research in business schools’ and Professor Gordon Harold, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Excellence Framework) on ‘How to put the capital R in research’. There was also a stream of parallel sessions on topics ranging from research impact, funding, publishing and career development.

University of Sussex Business School - Research Away Day Gallery

By: Elizabeth Kellingley
Last updated: Friday, 15 February 2019