2023 Research Output Prizes

2023 Research Output Prize Winners

The winners of the University of Reading’s Research Output Prize 2023, which recognises and celebrates the excellent research work of Early Career Researchers (ECRs), reflect the breadth and depth of research from across all four Research Themes.

The 2023 winning entries include work on the effects of air pollutants on pollinators, the carbon stored in different kinds of soil, the philosophy behind forming beliefs, and the most efficient methods for learning a second language.

Research Output Prize 2023 – Pengchong Anthony Zhang

How does repetition affect vocabulary learning through listening to the teacher’s explicit instruction? Vocabulary knowledge is essential for second language learning, yet it is unclear whether increasing the number of...Read More >

Research Output Prize 2023 – Jumbly Grindrod

Justification: Insights from Corpora How do we allow ourselves to form beliefs, and how much reason do we need to justify this? By analysing a large body of ordinary language...Read More >

Research Output Prize 2023 – James Ryalls

Anthropogenic air pollutants reduce insect-mediated pollination services Declines in the numbers and diversity of insects that pollinate our food crops and wild plants are currently considered to be the result...Read More >

Research Output Prize 2023 – Sarah Duddigan

Effects of application of horticultural soil amendments on decomposition, quantity, stabilisation and quality of soil carbon Soil fertility is integral in helping plants grow. However, there are big differences in...Read More >