Vote now for the winners of the CALIBRE Awards

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the Summer 2020 CALIBRE Awards.

This time, the Awards – which recognise the excellent work undertaken across both the Loughborough and London campuses – celebrate our international research collaborations.

The standard of entrants was exceptional – making it difficult to whittle down the long list of nominees to a shortlist of just eight – and they illustrate the extent and breadth of the University’s international academic collaborations that enable research that could not be delivered by UK partners alone.

You are now invited to review the excellent shortlisted projects and vote for your favourite.

Oceanic Exchanges Ontologies

Dr Melodee Beals and Dr Emily Bell

Mapping the histories and data of digitised newspaper collections worldwide


Professor Andrew Morris

Protecting vulnerable road users in the age of connected and autonomous vehicles

Extending the MIS globally

Matt Padley and Abigail Davis

Adapting and applying the Minimum Income Standard around the world

All things being equal

Emine Şimşek, Dr Ian Jones, and Dr Iro Xenidou-Dervou

Exploring common misunderstandings that impact global achievement in mathematics

Overcoming Stigma through Paralympic Sport

Professor Jo Tacchi, Dr Jessica Noske-Turner, Dr Emma Pullen, Dr Holly Collison, Boeun Bethany Hong and Nik Diaper

Helping to improve attitudes towards disability and increase access to assistive technologies in Africa

Physical activity after spinal cord injury

Professor Vicky Tolfrey

The Peter Harrison Centre – leading significant research in the field of disability, including SCI


Ruth Welsh

Working together to make African roads safer

Transforming the hydrogen car industry

Professor Jin Xuan

A unique digital platform for testing hydrogen fuel cell engines

Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “The Awards are now a year old, and each of the previous rounds has spotlighted the excellent research undertaken across campus.

“I’m delighted that the shortlisted projects this time round are equally inspiring. Each is a worthy winner. I hope the public vote will get people talking about our international research partnerships.”

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 12 July, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 15 July during an online celebration.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.