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Results of the Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition 2018

The winners of this year’s competition were announced at the SGSSS Collaboration Showcase held at the Scottish National Gallery on Edinburgh on 14 May. We were delighted to be joined by Sir John Curtice who presented prizes and certificates of commendation to the ten shortlisted projects.

Now in its second year, the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition reflects the growing need for social science research not only to make an original contribution to the academy but also to make a demonstrable contribution to society and the economy.

We received more than 30 submissions from across the SGSSS membership. The review panel were very impressed by the number and quality of the projects showcased, and as such it was an extremely close field. Ten entries were shortlisted to present posters at the SGSSS Collaboration Showcase in Edinburgh, which was attended by 80 SGSSS stakeholders including external partners, PhD students and academic staff. Congratulations to all candidates for their excellent contributions.

The winner and two runners up received a £500 impact fund to be used to expand the impact of their work. The overall winner also received an iPad Pro 10.

Click here to see a gallery of all the entrants’ posters. 


Mary Mitchell, University of Edinburgh – Reimagining Family Group Conferencing ‘Outcomes’

Runners Up

Ariane Critchley, University of Edinburgh – Quickening Steps: An Ethnography of Pre-birth Child Protection

Jennifer Noall, University of Edinburgh – Deprivation in rural Scotland: how can we use publically available data to understand poverty and disadvantage in remote and sparsely populated areas?


Chloe Maclean, University of Edinburgh – Fighting with the senses: The doing and undoing of gendered embodiment in karate

John Burns, University of Stirling – Examination of the Psychometric Properties of a Strengths-based Assessment, the Recovery Capital Questionnaire, for Patients Accessing Addiction Services

Katy Proctor, Glasgow Caledonian University – Stalking in Scotland: A Feminist Perspective

Lilian Kennedy, University of Edinburgh – Who Cares for the Carers?

Lucy Blackburn, University of Edinburgh – Student loans and the reproduction of inequality: comparing the distribution of student debt in Scotland and Wales

Majdi Ashour, University of Edinburgh – Beyond Resilience in Times of Despair: Out of Pocket Payments on Healthcare and Health Seeking Behaviours in the Gaza Strip

Robert Skinner, Heriot-Watt University – Proximity interpreting – video-mediated interpreting in frontline police settings

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