Date of release: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ECRTwo important research projects have won Greenwich academics Early Career Research Excellence Awards.

Dr Maria Nikolaidi, Senior Lecturer in Economics within the Business School and Dr Bonny Hartley, Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education & Health, have been awarded a prestigious grant of £5,000 each to support their research within the university.

Dr Nikolaidi's research focuses on the causes of financial fragility, macroeconomic effects of the shadow banking system, the impact of climate change on financial stability and the role of green finance policies.

Her work has been published in highly-ranked academic journals and she has participated in research projects conducted in collaborations with the New Economics Foundations and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

Dr. Nikolaidi says: "I am very delighted and honoured to have received this award. It will enable me to enhance my contribution to the research agenda of the university and increase the impact of my research."

Dr Hartley's study explores how 'masculinity norms' contribute to boys' underachievement at school. It examines the patterns which establish boys as competent but boisterous and troublesome, and how these stereotypes can cast them as less academic than girls.

She says: "I am thrilled to be awarded an Early Career Excellence Award. I am one year into my British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship and feel very privileged to receive this grant to support this research further."

"This funding will contribute significantly to my research programme, dissemination activities, and training opportunities."

Professor Pam Maras, director of the ECR networks says: "The assessors were impressed by the quality of applications this year and that the winners of the ECR Research Excellence Awards are evidence of the outstanding research being carried out at the University of Greenwich by our talented early career researchers."

Dr Nikolaidi's research can be read here: https://sites.google.com/site/marianikolaidi/research

Dr Hartley's research can be read here: http://www.britac.ac.uk/how-masculinity-norms-contribute-boys-underachievement-school

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Picture: Dr. Maria Nikolaidi and Dr Bonny Hartley