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CRN Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards 2022 Winners

Research Awards 2022

On May 17th we held our inaugural CRN Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards, celebrating the fantastic and inspirational work that those working in research have done in the last year.

From professors to practitioners, nurses to research champions, over one hundred members of research staff gathered at the Met Hotel in Leeds to give thanks and commend colleagues who have made a real difference in health and care research.

 Amber OMalley, Chief Operating Officer NIHR CRN Yorkshire & Humber said, "We have seen groundbreaking research take place across the Yorkshire and Humber region over the last year, despite the significant challenges presented to us by the Covid-19 pandemic. I am incredibly proud of all that we have achieved as a Network, and it was fantastic to come together again to celebrate the hard work and dedication we see every day from our partners. My huge congratulations to the award winners and all those nominated."

The list of winners follows:

Early Career Researcher of the Year: Dr Jonathan Smith (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)

Investigator of the Year: Dr Purav Desai (Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust)

Research Practitioner of the Year: Claire Brookes (York & Scarborough Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), Dr Francesco Palumbo (Jorvik Gillygate Practice)

Best Contribution in Non-NHS Setting: Wakefield Research Hub                               

Outstanding Contribution to Research: Dr Dave Yates (York & Scarborough Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Best Public Engagement Contribution: COVID & Me - Vaccines Community & Public Engagement Collaboration

Best Patient Experience: Academic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Team (Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)

Research Nurse/Midwife of the Year: Sarah Buckley (Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust)

Research Team of the Year: The Grounded Research Team (Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust)

Contribution to COVID-19 Research: Wakefield Together Research Planning Team (Spectrum CIC, Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield Council, Conexus, NIHR CRN, Bradford and Craven CCG, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and South-West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Thomas Darton & Dr Ruth Payne (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)