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Philip Leverhulme Prize

Dr Paula Koelemeijer is awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize

  • Date18 October 2021

Dr Paula Koelemeijer (Department of Earth Sciences) has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of her outstanding research.

The Philip Leverhulme Prizes are awarded annually by the Leverhulme Trust ( “to recognise the achievements of outstanding researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has already attracted international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising”.

The Prizes are awarded across a number of disciplines and each of the 30 Prize winners receives £100,000, which can be used over two or three years to advance their research.

Dr Koelemeijer said: “I am honoured and grateful to receive the Philip Leverhulme Prize. This recognition increases the visibility of fundamental seismological research and stresses the key role it plays in understanding our planet. The Prize will enable me to pursue an exciting project in the emerging field of Social Seismology, supporting a research student and broadening my skills and research expertise.”

In 2021 the Leverhulme Trust offered five prizes in each of the following subject areas: Classics, Earth Sciences, Physics, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts. Further information about all 2021 Prize winners is available from the Leverhulme Trust (

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