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NCRM Impact Prize

The NCRM Impact Prize recognises the impacts of researchers who have participated in NCRM training, used our resources or taken part in one of our initiatives or events. Through this award, we aim to support researchers in their development, highlight their successes and demonstrate how NCRM is making a difference to the research community.

The prize is open to anyone who has taken part in NCRM activities, including learners, trainers or participants, and anyone who has used or created our resources. The first NCRM Impact Prize was awarded in 2023. Further editions of the initiative are planned for the future. This page will be updated when more details are announced.

If you have any queries, please email us on: impact@ncrm.ac.uk.

2023 NCRM Impact Prize winners

The 2023 prize was awarded to Lucía Guerrero Rivière, a PhD researcher at the University of Exeter, who used the skills she learnt in an NCRM filmmaking workshop to produce a documentary with survivors of ocular mutilation. She received £2,000, which she donated to the campaign group that she worked with in Colombia to produce the film.

A prize of £500 was awarded to five runners-up. They were:

  • Austerity and Altered Life-Courses (AALC) and Inspire Women Oldham
  • Tess Hartland, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Jane Hirst and her team at the University of Oxford
  • Dr Leon Moosavi, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Nicola Simpson, Norwich University of the Arts

In addition to the winners, there were special mentions for researchers and teams who stood out during the review process: Independent researcher Dr Helen Kara; Professor George Leckie of the University of Bristol and the UCAS modelling and research team; Emily Clifford, of the University of Exeter.


In the 2023 edition of the prize, researchers were asked to tell us about the impact of their involvement with NCRM since January 2020. NCRM received nearly 50 applications. Summaries of the applications of our winners are available via the links below.

Lucía Guerrero Rivière

AALC and Inspire Women Oldham

Tess Hartland

Professor Jane Hirst and team

Dr Leon Moosavi

Dr Nicola Simpson