CABLE Research Impact Awards 2021

The CABLE Research Impact Awards 2021 recognise research impact beyond academia, the expertise-based input into topics of relevance for communities, society, and the economy, and celebrates how research influences policy, practice and/or people’s levels of awareness.


History shows that research can significantly affect society and the economy. Real-world, non-academic impact of the work produced by researchers at the CABLE faculties was recognised and celebrated on 2 December 2021, the same day the University announced that in 2022 it will for the first time recognise and celebrate research impact as part of the University’s annual Research Excellence Awards event.

The CABLE Research Impact Awards 2021 initiative follows in the footsteps of a successful Research Impact Competition run by the Business School in 2020.

The Associate Deans (Research) of the CABLE faculties and Prof Ilan Oshri, who chaired the judging panel, thank all those who submitted an impact case for their participation and the judges for their time and dedication in the assessment and decision-making process for the CABLE Research Impact Awards 2021.

View below the list of awardees of the CABLE Research Impact Awards 2021. Each impact case was awarded $1,000.00. If you have missed the online awards ceremony on 2 December, you can watch the recording here.


Awardees Impact Case Faculty
Dr Andrew Chen Scan-in: Digital Contact Tracing in New Zealand
Assoc Prof Jennifer Lees-Marshment & Dr Danny Osborne Informing and engaging New Zealanders in elections: Vote Compass survey and partnership with TVNZ Arts
Dr Stephen Winter Redressing Abuse in Aotearoa Arts
Dr Thomas Gregory The Politics of Killing Civilians Arts
Prof Deborah Levy, Dr Raewyn Hills, Dr Jane Horan, and Dr Barbara Plester Women in Commercial Property: An analysis of women's work life and structure in the professional commercial property industry in Auckland Business & Economics
Prof Andrew Barrie Outdoor Timber Classrooms Program Creative Arts & Industries
Prof Christine Rubie-Davies Teacher expectations and influences on student academic outcomes Education & Social Work
Dr Ritesh Shah Building back better: Supporting resilient education responses for children affected by conflict and crises Education & Social Work
Assoc Prof Wayne Smith and Assoc Prof Alan Ovens ‘MoveWell’ Supporting children’s learning and enjoyment of movement – a national resource for schools in NZ Education & Social Work
Assoc Prof Aaron Wilson and Dr Rebecca Jesson A Research-Practice- Partnership with the Manaiakalani Programme
Education & Social Work
Dr Kelsey Deane, Dr Hilary Dutton (UC) and Dr Elizabeth Kerekere (Green Party) Ngā Tikanga Whānaketanga - He Arotake Tuhinga Literature Synthesis Education & Social Work
Prof Julia Tomlie, Dr Rachel Smith (AUT), Prof Denise Smith (AUT), and Assoc Prof Stella Tarrant (UWA) Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Law
Nikki Chamberlain Class Actions in New Zealand: An Empirical Study Law