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Congratulations to Professors Marian Knight, Trudie Lang, Robert MacLaren, Andrew Pollard, Anna Schuh and her team, and Andrew Pollard and Drs Maxine Allen and the Business Partnerships Office and Manisha Nair who have all been recognised in this year’s Vice-Chancellor Innovation Awards.

The Vice-Chancellor Innovation Awards celebrate research-led innovation that is having societal or economic impact. Building on the awards two years ago a new category of Policy Engagement has been added to those for Teamwork, Building Capacity, Inspiring Leadership, and Early Career Innovator.  

Professor Marian Knight has been Highly Commended in the Policy Engagment category for her work on Driving policy change to prevent maternal deaths.

Professor Trudie Lang has been Highly Commended in the Building Capacity category for her work on Enabling Research in Low-Income Settings During Disease Outbreaks: Implementing, Learning and Preparing.

Professor Robert MacLaren is the Winner of the Inspiring Leadership category for his work on Creation and spinout of Nightstar, a retinal gene therapy company.

Professor Andrew Pollard is the Winner of the Policy Engagement category for his work on Global policy on typhoid vaccines through research at Oxford!

Professor Anna Schuh and her team are the Winners of the Teamwork category for their work on SEREN_A Social Enterprise to deliver DNA-based diagnostics that improves outcomes of children and young adults with blood diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Maxine Allen and the Business Partnertships Office have been Highly Commended in the Building Capacity category for their work on 10 years of MSD Business Development!

Dr Manisha Nair has been Highly Commended in the Early Career category for her work on Maternal and perinatal Health Research collaboration, India (MaatHRI).

Winners and Highly Commended entries were selected by the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards panel chaired by Professor Chas Bountra, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, and comprising academics from each of the four Divisions and Professional Services staff who support impact and innovation across the collegiate University

You can find out more about the Awards and all of 2020’s Winners and Highly Commended entries on the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards pages.

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