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Research stars recognised at Court

winning researchers

Dr Ronan McCrea, Dr Gundula Mueldner, Dr George Alexandridis, Professor Howard Colquhoun, Dr Rebecca Bullard

Each year the University awards Faculty Output Prizes for the best research outputs from each of our five faculties. For this academic year, the prizes were awarded to:

Arts and Humanities

Dr Rebecca Bullard from English Language and Literature for her publication that makes a highly significant discovery in the field of early modern studies. It brings to light for the first time the work of a previously unknown writer, Dorothy Browne.

Social Sciences

Dr Ronan McCrea from Law for his book that offers the first comprehensive account of the role of religion within the public order of the European Union.

Life Sciences

Professor Howard Colquhoun and Professor Christine Cardin from Chemistry, co-authors of a paper reporting a groundbreaking approach to information processing at the molecular scale.


Dr Gundula Mueldner from Human and Environmental Sciences for a study used chemical analyses of bone and teeth to reconstruct the diet and geographical origins of The ‘Headless Romans', as they were dubbed by the press on their excavation in 2004.

Henley Business School

George Alexandridis from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School who has documented evidence that fundamentally changed the way we think about whether mergers and acquisitions create value for shareholders.

This competition was created to acknowledge the continuing importance to the University of high quality research (as delivered through outputs) and is funded by through the Research Endowment Trust Fund. Each researcher was awarded £1,000 which can be spent to support their research in any way they choose.

The awards were presented at the meeting of the University Court that took place on Friday 25 March.

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