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Impactful research honoured by FT


Studies on COVID-19 modelling by Paul Kattuman and marginalisation by Shahzad Ansari are named runners-up in the annual Responsible Business Education Awards of the Financial Times.

FT Academic Research with Real-World Impact Award.

Studies on COVID-19 (coronavirus) modelling and the marginalisation of disabled people were (16 January) named runners-up in the Academic Research with Real-World Impact category of the annual Responsible Business Education Awards by the Financial Times. These “Highly Commended” studies underline the practical application of research at Cambridge Judge.

Study central to East of England health project

Paul Kattuman.
Professor Paul Kattuman

The study on COVID modelling, which was central to a project led at Cambridge Judge with health officials in the East of England, was co-authored by Andrew Harvey, Emeritus Professor of Econometrics at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, and Paul Kattuman, Professor of Economics at Cambridge Judge.

The study – entitled “Time Series Models Based on Growth Curves With Applications to Forecasting Coronavirus” – was published in Harvard Data Science Review. The study develops a new class of time series models that reflect epidemic trajectories and are able to produce good forecasts before new cases or deaths reach their peak.

The East of England project reflecting this model led to the Collaboration Award in the University of Cambridge’s Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Research Impact and Engagement 2022 won by Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management at Cambridge Judge. Other Cambridge Judge faculty involved in the project included Feryal Erhun, Professor of Operations & Technology Management; Houyuan Jiang, Professor of Management Science; Paul Kattuman, Professor of Economics; and several Cambridge Judge PhD students. The model was also used to battle the pandemic by health officials in India.

Marginalisation study has broad implications for equality

Shahzad Ansari.
Professor Shahzad Ansari

The study on marginalisation was co-authored by Patricia Hein of Ivey Business School in Canada and Shahzad Ansari, Professor of Strategy & Innovation at Cambridge Judge. The study – entitled “From Sheltered to Included: The Emancipation of Disabled Workers from Benevolent Marginalization” – was published in the Academy of Management Journal. Focused on disabled workers in Germany, the study has implications for equality and marginalisation throughout society.

Patricia Hein completed an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation at Cambridge Judge (MPhil 2012), and the paper won the Best Student Paper Award 2020 at the European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS) 37th annual Colloquium.