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Shortlist announced for 2019 SGSSS Knowledge Exchange & Impact Awards

Ten projects have been shortlisted for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science 2019 Knowledge Exchange & Impact Awards


Now in its third year, the 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 and to benefit individuals, organisations and/or nations.

The shortlisted projects will be on display at the V&A Dundee as part of the annual SGSSS Collaboration Showcase on 15 May, where the winner and two runners-up will be announced.

Shortlisted projects:
  • Sophie Boyd, University of Glasgow – Human Geography, Environment and Urban Planning: Singing for breathing! Geographical perspectives on the lives of people living with breathlessness
  • Thorsten Brønholt, University of the West of Scotland – Science, Technology and Innovation Studies and Information and Communication Studies: Governed by Algorithms: A Foucaultian study of the governmentalities of Facebook
  • Nic Dickson, University of Glasgow – Education: ‘Reframing recovery: exploring arts informed adult learning and the perceived recovery journey of women that have experienced childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence’
  • Emma Forbes, University of Glasgow – Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology: Perception and Reality: An Exploration of Domestic Abuse Victims’ Experiences of the Criminal justice Process in Scotland
  • Katie Gambier-Ross, University of Edinburgh – Health, Families, Relationships and Demographic Change: Staying Safe ‘Going Out’- the experience of people affected by dementia
  • Lynne Gilmour, University of Stirling – Health, Families, Relationships and Demographic Change: Is There Anybody Out There? An exploration of the pathways of care and experience of children after they are referred to CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) for reasons of suicidality
  • Gala Morozova, University of Edinburgh – Psychology: Adaptive Expertise in Transplant Surgery: The Effects of Changing Organ Retrieval Practice on Individual and Team Performance
  • Ashli Mullen, University of Glasgow – Sociology: From informal to formal exploitation: welfare conditionality economic exploitation, and deportability (or what the state enables capital to do)
  • Anna Ross, University of Edinburgh – Sociology: Safer for All: Scotland’s international development safeguarding support package
  • Holly Scott, University of Glasgow – Health, Families, Relationships and Demographic Change: Social, emotional and cognitive process in adolescent social media use and sleep

The three top entries will be awarded a £500 impact fund to be used to expand the impact of their work.  The winning entry will also win an iPad.

Our 2018 winner was Mary Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, for her project ‘Reimagining Family Group Conferencing ‘Outcomes’’. She said:

“I am delighted to win the SGSSS Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition. Not only does it recognise the importance of collaboration to ensure research has meaningful impact, but the prize money will make an immediate contribution towards increasing the influence of my research in social work practice.”

See the 2018 winners and shortlisted projects here.

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