LARIA has, yet again, hosted a successful annual conference with a range of stimulating and interesting plenary and workshop sessions from researchers in local government, health, academia and the private sector. The 2-day event at Warwick University included the LARIA Research Impacts Awards and I am proud to say that five of the six awards went to the North West – well done, folks, next year we should aim for a clean sweep!
Lancs CC and Lancs Constabulary: Winners of Best use of local area research
Lancashire County Council: Winner of Best use of health research
Manchester City Council: Winner of Best use of public data
Heather Walmsley, Lancs CC: Winner of New researcher of the year
Linda Frost, Manchester City Council (LARIA NW Region): Winner of Volunteer of the year
Photos: Gerallt Evans Hughes and Linda Frost