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11 January 2024

Shortlist announced for inaugural King's Engaged Research Awards

35 nominees from across eight King’s faculties have been shortlisted for King’s Engaged Research Awards, to recognise and celebrate public and community engagement with research at King’s.

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35 nominees have been shortlisted for the inaugural King’s Engaged Research Awards. Created by King’s Engaged Researcher Network (KERN), the awards aim to recognise and celebrate impactful public and community engagement with research across King’s.  The shortlist was selected from 86 nominations received by the KERN Working Group.

Representing eight of King’s faculties, nominated research projects involve audiences and external collaborators from a range of backgrounds, including community groups, arts and cultural organisations, business and healthcare.

The shortlist reflects a very high standard of entries and only represents a small selection of the impactful research taking place across King's. The awards ceremony will be an opportunity for the King's community and our partners to celebrate our commitment to meaningful public and community engagement with research.

King's Engaged Research Awards Working Group

The awards include 5 overarching categories that showcase excellence in a variety of different engagement approaches and across diverse audiences, with subcategories linked to local, national and international work. The categories are: Communicating Research, Collaboration, Engaged Practice/Participatory Research, PhD and Early Career Research Award, Transforming Research Culture or Public Life.

See the full shortlist and read more about each project here.

The winners will be announced by esteemed champions for engagement representing the college and our local partners at an awards ceremony in the Great Hall in January 2024 attended by King’s staff, students, and community partners.

For more information about the awards, please contact King's Engaged Researcher Network at

Find out more about King's Engaged Researcher Network

King’s Engaged Researcher Network (KERN) is an exciting collaboration, launched in late 2016. We foster a growing community of King’s staff and students interested in developing sharing and celebrating their public engagement practices.

Sign up to the newsletter and find out more about how KERN helps to contribute to our vision of public and community engagement with research at King's here.