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Department of Archaeology

 
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Dr Enrico Crema, lecturer in Computational Analysis of Long-Term Human Cultural and Biological Dynamics, is amongst the 30 exceptional researchers announced today as winners of the 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize.

The prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. 

Each of the Prize winners receives £100,000 which can be used over two or three years to advance their research.

Dr Crema said, "I'm honoured to receive this prestigious award and both grateful and excited for the opportunity to use the prize money to concentrate on several research projects I am currently involved in.” 

Enrico is currently co-investigator of the Leverhulme project “Crops, Pollinator, and People: the long-term dynamics of a critical symbiosis” and principal investigator of the ENCOUNTER project, funded by a European Research Council starting grant.

Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been awarded annually since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of the Trust. The prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. 

This year, the Trust offered five prizes in each of the following subject areas: Archaeology; Chemistry; Economics; Engineering; Geography; Languages and Literatures.