Trust scholar receives research award

Oliver Taherzadeh, a PhD student and recipient of a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship, has received an award from the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) in recognition of the real world impact of his research.

Oliver was one of ten PhD students from the University to receive the award.  His research attempts to understand how resource stocks, flows, and decisions connect different factors within the global economy.  The insights from his work are designed to help inform policy measures to improve management of water, land and climate risks in major production and consumption systems.

The winners were presented with their awards by Professor Andrew Neely, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University of Cambridge, and had the opportunity to meet with the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, at the ceremony which took place last month.

CSAR is a charity and exists to encourage an appreciation of the application of research through lectures, visits, the CSAR Phd student awards and outreach to schools.  It is independent of the University but maintains close links and since its inception in 1964 has helped to further the dissemination and impact of research within the University in policy, industry and across civil society.

Using the CSAR award grant, Oliver plans to develop an online impact appraisal and decision support tool to enable individuals, sectors and governments to assess, and minimise, the environmental impacts arising from their consumption.

Professor Neely presenting Oliver's award

Professor Neely presenting Oliver's award