Celebrating Early Careers research – runners up in the Research Output Prize
Dr Loua Khalil, Lecturer in Leadership, and Dr Yang Stephanie Liu, Lecturer in Accounting, were both recognised in the University of Reading’s 2023 Research Output Prize. Both Dr Khalil and Dr Liu were runners up in the ‘Prosperity and Resilience’ category. The awards recognise and celebrate excellent research work by Early Career Researchers.
Dr Loua Khalil’s research is titled, Public leadership to foster peacebuilding in violently divided societies, The paper responds to the need for public management to tackle major societal challenges and explores how to build bridges across divided groups in society. It draws on semi-structured interviews with 32 civil society peace leaders in two countries, each with an intense and violent history of conflict: Northern Ireland and Bosnia Herzegovina.
Dr Yang Stephanie Liu’s research titled, Corporate commitment to climate change: The effect of eco-innovation and climate governance, was also recognised. The paper explores the effect of eco-innovation and climate governance on corporate commitment to climate change. It develops a new measure for climate change commitment by considering four components: whether a company supports the SDG13 on climate action, whether a company is aware that climate change can represent commercial risks or opportunities, whether a company reports Scope 3 CO2 emissions and whether a company sets a target for emission reduction.
The Research Impact Awards 2023 event was held in the Meadow Suite at the University of Reading on Tuesday 13 June.
Professor Adrian Bell, Research Dean for Prosperity and Resilience, said:
"We are really pleased to see the strength of outputs being produced within Henley Business School, especially by our Early Career Researchers (ECRs). We work hard to provide an inclusive and supportive research culture to allow colleagues at all stages of their careers to excel.
To see such highly rated work being produced from within our ECR team demonstrates that the future for our research impacts looks bright!"