Alan Walker Wins Impact Champion of the Year Award

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Impact Champion of the Year Award 2013

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has rewarded researchers for their outstanding economic and social impact in the first Celebrating Impact Prize.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Alan Walker has won the ESRC Impact Champion of the Year Award for 2013. This award is for a nominated individual who has a significant personal track record in knowledge exchange and supporting and enabling impact.

The winners and runners up were announced at the awards ceremony held at Church House in Westminster, London on 14 May by BBC broadcaster and former economics editor, Evan Davis.

The winners each received a trophy and £10,000 to promote economic and social impacts of research, with a further £10,000 to the department of the Impact Champion of the Year.

There were six categories in the prize. The winners were:

The ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize is a new, annual opportunity to recognise and reward the successes of ESRC-funded researchers who have achieved, or are currently achieving, outstanding economic and/or societal impacts. The prize celebrates outstanding ESRC research and success in collaborative working, partnerships, engagement and knowledge exchange activities that have led to significant impact. Please click here for more inofrmation. 

A set of short films shown at the awards ceremony featuring the winners of each prize and their research users are available to view on the ESRC website.

For more information on the Prize and Winners please click here

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