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Shortlisted for the Inspirational Award

Dr Annie Maddison Warren, senior lecturer in Information Systems at the Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber at Cranfield University, and champion of young academics, has been shortlisted in the Inspirational Award category at the 2019 Women in Defence Awards.

Women in Defence is a community of men and women dedicated to improving gender balance across the Defence sector.

Dr Maddison Warren has been shortlisted for her dedication to nurturing the defence and security academics of the future. She said:

“A vibrant research community brings with it inspiration, energy and an exciting glimpse into future academic talents. I’ve been privileged to support our students and see their trajectory of success.

“I’m delighted to be shortlisted for this award and to have my work recognised in this way.”

Cranfield University reports that research student numbers in the Doctoral Community at CDS have increased by a third over three years (up 33% from May 2015 to March 2018).

Dr Maddison Warren is the only shortlisted nominee from a university.

Professor Mark Richardson, pro-vice-chancellor, Defence and Security, said:

“Congratulations to Annie on this richly deserved honour. She has added layers of academic, welfare and development support for our research students, a model now adopted across the university. The stimulating and inspirational research environment at Cranfield is flourishing, and this is in no small part down to Annie’s efforts.

“With her energy, dedication and leadership, we have seen improved supervision processes, more and better publications and an increase in research income.”