EKHUFT Research & Innovation Awards 2020

Published 4 January 2021

On 17th December 2020, the EKHUFT Research & Innovation annual awards ceremony took place.

Although this was somewhat later than planned this year, it was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution so many have made to research and innovation within the Trust, particularly during such a challenging year in which research had never played such an important part.

This year, a record number of nominations were received and it was harder than ever to decide on the winners in each category as the standard was exceptionally high.

In view of the events this year and the incredible response by staff to the essential Covid-19 research that has been so important in finding out more about Covid-19 and it’s causes, diagnosis and treatment, a new category was added: ‘Outstanding Contribution to Covid-19 Research’

The winners and runners up in each category were as follows:

Exceptional Contribution (Individual)

Natasha Schumacher (Winner)

Dr Jin Lindsay (Highly Commended)

Exceptional Contribution (Team)

General Surgery QEQM (Winner)

Neuro-rehabilitation Clinical Research Team (Highly Commended)

Most Engaging PI

Dr Neil Richardson (Winner)

Dr Guna Gunathilagan (Highly Commended)

Rising Star (Individual)

Carly Price (Winner)

Dr Moya Young (Highly Commended)

Rising Star (Team)

Main Theatres, QEQM (Winner)

Cardiology Team QEQM (Highly Commended)

Unsung Hero (Individual)

Sharon Turney (Winner)

Lavinia Davey (Highly Commended)

Unsung Hero (Team) 

Urology EPR Team (Winner)  

Surgical Admissions Lounge, QEQM (Highly Commended)

Outstanding Contribution to Covid-19 Research (Individual)

Dr Gabriele Boehmer (Winner)           

Heather Weston (Highly Commended)

Outstanding Contribution to Covid-19 Research (Team)    

WHH Research Team (Winner)           

KCH ITU Team (Highly Commended)


Many congratulations to all our winners and nominees!