In 2022, Vertigo Ventures ran an international competition to recognise some of the exceptional societal, economic, environmental and cultural impact delivered by researchers around the world, with entries drawn from projects live on the TrackImpact.org global collaboration platform.
Our winners across the three categories were as follows – and scroll on to learn more about their stories:
International People’s Choice for most engaging project
Emma Ashworth, LJMU
VERTIGO VENTURES'S CHOICE FOR MOST OUTSTANDING PROJECT
The University of Wollongong
CUMULATIVE PRIZE FOR MOST COLLECTIVE VOTES
Liverpool John Moores University
International People’s Choice for Most Engaging Project
Winner: Emma Ashworth, LJMU for ASK, Listen, Act
The winning team conducted Ask, Listen, Act across a range of schools in Liverpool, analysing the impact of the pandemic on children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and delivering priorities for policy and practice to support recovery going forward.
Learn more about the effects of the pandemic on learning and how the project helped, as we are joined by Libby and Charlie at Liverpool Hope School, and Dr Emma Ashworth and Dr Joanna Kirkby from Liverpool John Moores University.
Liverpool John Moores University has a strong commitment to delivering excellence across research and impact.
It is so exciting to have such a wide range of wonderful projects to enter into the TrackImpact competition and I am very proud of the success our teams have produced.
Overall Prize for Most Cumulative Votes
Winner: LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
By gathering the most votes internationally, LJMU was crowned the overall winner for this category.
Alongside Ask, Listen, Act, many exciting impact projects garnered recognition throughout the competition, including several from the Face Lab.
Watch our interview with Emily Walker, Impact Officer at LJMU to learn more about the projects and her experiences of the role and overcoming impact challenges!
PRESS RELEASE: LJMU Wins Double in Inaugural TrackImpact.org Project Competition
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has triumphed in two of three categories at the first-ever TrackImpact.org Global Project Competition.
Left Photograph: Emma Ashworth (l), Emily Walker (r)
Right Photograph: Emma Ashworth
Vertigo Ventures’s Choice for Most Outstanding Project
Winner: University of Wollongong
More information coming soon!