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1st November, 2016

Two prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes in Geography


Royal Holloway is celebrating the announcement today of two prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes for Dr Katherine Brickell and Dr Harriet Hawkins in the Department of Geography, recognising their achievements as outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.

Katherine Brickell and Harriet Hawkins, will each receive their share of thirty awards of £100,000, awarded annually across a range of academic disciplines.

Head of Geography, Professor Katie Willis said

“I am delighted that the outstanding research undertaken by Harriet and Katherine has been acknowledged by The Leverhulme Trust. Their research has gained international recognition as agenda-setting within the discipline, as well as having impacts beyond academia. The Philip Leverhulme Prize scheme is highly competitive, so having two recipients in one department is a real testament to the research environment that we have created at Royal Holloway Geography. This was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, where the Department ranked second in the UK.

Harriet Hawkins will use the prize to develop her collaborative work on Creating Earth Futures. This interdisciplinary work with international artists and arts organisations draws together creative practice, environmental science and the geographical imagination. The prize will also enable the ongoing development of the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities through an events programme and a series of creative commissions and residencies.

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