SSEHS research projects among nominees for the Calibre Awards - vote now!

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the inaugural Calibre Awards. Nominees from within the School are Dr Florence Kinnafick and Dr Anthony Papathomas, Dr Emily Rousham, and Dr Carolyn Plateau and Dr Clare Stevinson.

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the inaugural Calibre Awards.

The brand new Awards provide the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the full range of research undertaken across campus, and an impressive longlist of nominees has been whittled down to a shortlist of just 12.

You are now invited to review the finalists’ profiles and vote for your favourite. 

From within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, projects led by Dr Florence Kinnafick and Dr Anthony Papathomas, Dr Emily Rousham, and Dr Carolyn Plateau and Dr Clare Stevinson have been nominated. 

The full list is as follows:

Exercise in mental health settings   

Dr Florence Kinnafick and Dr Anthony Papathomas

Supporting the use of exercise as medicine for people living with severe mental ill-health.

Safe antibiotic use in Bangladesh

Dr Emily Rousham

Influencing international policy and planning around antibiotic prescription and use.

The benefits of learning to run

Dr Carolyn Plateau and Dr Clare Stevinson

Learning to run is good for you – a novel study explores why, how to get started and then keep going.

Modern Energy Cooking Services

Professor Ed Brown and Dr Richard Blanchard

New cooking technologies could save lives, enhance quality of life and reduce harmful emissions.

Sustainable supply chain decision-making

Dr Alok Choudhary

Innovative analytical tools for sustainability assessment and improvement within supply chains.        

The Mediated Text

Dr Barbara Cooke

Excellence 100 researcher plays a key role in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project, and mediated text studies.

Personalised smart vehicle technology

Dr Dewei Yi, Dr Cunjia Liu and Professor Wen Hua Chen

Advanced driver assistance system that learns individual driver behaviour enhances road safety.

Understanding diversity in tech initiatives

Dr Angela Martinez Dy

Unique study develops understanding of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the tech start-up scene.

The impact of extreme climate events in Ghana

Professor Kate Gough

Impact-mapping of extreme weather events supports development of urban resilience in Ghana.

Enhancing BT’s operations planning

Dr Jivin Liu and Dr Rupal Mandania

Novel scheduling tools optimise BT operations planning – reducing carbon emissions and improving customer satisfaction.

The Illiberal Turn?

Dr Vaclav Stetka

Understanding news consumption, political attitudes and civic participation in Central and Eastern Europe.

Using AM to create advanced ceramics

Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan

Additive manufacturing pushes the performance limits of functional ceramics for automotive and aerospace applications.

Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “We’re all proud of the quality and diversity of Loughborough’s research and that’s what these Awards are here to celebrate.

"All the shortlisted projects are worthy winners and I hope the public vote will really get people talking about them all. Our intention is to repeat these awards up to three times a year so if you haven’t been nominated this time then look out for the next round.”

Voting closes at midnight on 30 June, and the winners will be announced in early July.