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Winner Impact Award 2020: dr. Andrea Rozema with research project on smoke-free school zones

Published: 31st August 2020 Last updated: 07th September 2020

The Tilburg University Impact Award 2020 – € 10,000 and a trophy – is awarded to dr. Andrea Rozema with her research project on smoke-free school zones.

The Impact Award is an initiative of Tilburg University's Impact Program. The program connects researchers from various fields to each other, as well as to partners outside academia in order to bring society forward. In collaboration and co-creation, the Impact Program aims to develop new insights and solutions for the complex challenges of the 21st century.

For more information: please check the website

Submitted projects

A total of 19 impressive projects were submitted, all of high quality and diverse in nature. The projects were assessed on societal and scientific impact. Societal impact includes demonstrable effects in society. Scientific impact is measured by the number of publications and innovative properties of the research. A jury, consisting of Prof. Koen Becking (chairman of the Executive Board of Tilburg University), Prof. Andrea Evers (Leiden University) and Prof. Bas van Bavel (Utrecht University), has assessed the studies on the basis of these criteria.

The projects

The winning project: ‘Schools as Smoke-free Zones: Implementation and the Impact of Outdoor Smoking Bans at Schools’

dr. Andrea Rozema


 ‘Love, intimacy and sexuality of the elderly in care homes with dementia’

The Academic Collaborative Center Care for Older Adults of Tranzo


‘Curating Local Knowledge: Experimental Evidence from Small Retailers in Indonesia'

dr. Patricio Dalton, dr. Burak Uras, dr. Bilal Zia and dr. Julius Rüschenpöhler