Open Research Winners

Microsoft Teams

15:30 - 16:30

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Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Edge Hill University, will close Open Research Week 2022 and introduce our final session. 


In 2021 several Universities held competitions to celebrate and reward research colleagues for their open practices. In the last session for Open Research Week 2022, we have asked three winners to talk about what they did and what they are doing now.  

Dr Alanna Skuse won the University of Reading’s Open Research Award 2021 with an outstanding case study on the challenges and benefits of publishing Open Access in the humanities. Alanna is a lecturer in the Dept of English and if funded by a Wellcome Trust University Award.

Dr Marton Ribary won the University of Surrey’s Open Research case study award and was commended for fully embracing open research practise at every stage of the research practise. Marton is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the School of Law.

 Dr Ailsa Naismith won the University of Bristol’s Open Research Prize 2021 for Widening Reach for work that demonstrated open research practices with wider reach potential, including re-use and improving public value and/or innovation. Ailsa is a research associate in the School of Earth SciencesAilsa is currently in Guatemala continuing her research towards understanding past disasters around volcanoes in Guatemala.



Open Research Week is supported by the Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) awarded by The Wellcome Trust to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool