The British Science Association (BSA) has announced the winners of its prestigious Award Lectures for 2016. Seven top UK researchers have been recognised for their cutting-edge research after a competitive selection process. 

They will join an illustrious group of Award Lecture recipients, which include Professor Brian Cox (winner in 2006) Maggie Aderin-Pocock (2008) and Richard Wiseman (2002). 

The winners and their respective awards are as follows: 

* The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for Digital Innovation was awarded to Dr Rebecca Stewart (Queen Mary University of London)

* The Charles Darwin Award Lecture for Agricultural, Biological and Medical Sciences was awarded to Dr Carolyn McGettigan (Royal Holloway, University of London)

* The Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture for Physical Sciences and Mathematics was awarded to Dr Adam Kucharski (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) 

* The Charles Lyell Award Lecture for Environmental Sciences was awarded to Dr Tamsin Edwards (Open University)

* The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture for Engineering, Technology and Industry was awarded to Dr Rob Malkin (University of Bristol)

* The Margaret Mead Award Lecture for Social Sciences, supported by the Learned Society of Wales, was awarded to Dr Sarah Bate (Bournemouth University) 

* The Jacob Bronowski Award Lecture for Science and the Arts, supported by the Learned Society of Wales, was awarded to Dr Daisy Fancourt (Royal College of Music)

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