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Charlotte Payne wins Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award

last modified Jul 10, 2018 11:31 AM
Charlotte Payne was one of the winners announced at the awards ceremony at the Old Schools in Cambridge on 9 July, 2018. The awards recognise and reward those whose research has led to excellent impact beyond academia, whether on the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life.

Charlotte Payne, a Member of Cambridge Global Food Security and a PhD student at the Department of Zoology, won the award for her work on developing a participatory research project on the sustainable use of edible caterpillars in southwestern Burkina Faso. The project engages farmers and scientists at every stage, and the methods, aims and results have been explained to a variety of public audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards were established in order to recognise and reward researchers who undertake quality public engagement with their work. Each winner receives a £1000 personal prize and a trophy.

  • Read the news on the Vice-Chancellor's awards here
  • See Charlotte's Profile in our Member Directory here.
  • Read Charlotte's article "Edible insects: Do insects actually taste any good?" in BBC News here.