The Celebrating Impact Prize has been running since 2013. Read about previous years' winners and their impacts:

Impact Prize winners 2021

  • Outstanding Business and Enterprise Impact – Winner - Prof Monder Ram (Aston University): Entrepreneurial Responses to the Pandemic: Supporting Microbusinesses and Promoting Inclusion. Team application: Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CRÈME), with Dr Imelda McCarthy (Aston University)
     
  • Outstanding International Impact – Winner - Prof Alexander Betts (University of Oxford): Refugee-Led Social Protection During COVID-19. Team application: Refugee Studies Centre with Evan Easton-Calabria (University of Oxford), Kate Pincock, (University of Oxford)
     
  • Outstanding Public Policy Impact – Winner - Prof Jenny Kitzinger (Cardiff University): Changing the law to promote person-centred decision-making for “coma” patients with Professor Celia Kitzinger
     
  • Outstanding Societal Impact – Winner - Dr Simon Rushton (University of Sheffield): Improving lives affected by violence in ‘post conflict’ Colombia through the participatory development of a local Strategy for Peace in Buenaventura. Team application: Improbable Dialogues with Dr Juan Mario Díaz (University of Sheffield), Adriel Ruiz Galván (Javeriana University/CORMEPAZ, Colombia), Prof Jefferson Jaramillo Marín (Javeriana University, Colombia), Dr Melanie Lombard (University of Sheffield), Dr Juan Miguel Kanai (University of Sheffield), Daniela Mosquera Camacho (Javeriana University, Colombia), Dr Paula Ospina Saavedra (Javeriana University, Colombia), Johana Paola Torres (Javeriana University, Colombia),  Jhon Erick Caicedo (Office of Communication and Community development, Alcaldía Buenaventura, Colombia), María José Ruiz (CORMEPAZ, Colombia). This project was funded in partnership between ESRC and Minciencias through the Newton Fund.
     
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact – Winner - Dr Rebecca Windemer (Cardiff University, now at University of the West of England): Influencing policy and debate on end-of-life considerations for onshore renewables
     
  • Panel’s Choice - Winners: Professor Lucie Cluver, University of Oxford (details above)

Read about all the 2021 winners and finalists

Impact Prize winners 2020

  • Outstanding Societal Impact - Winner: Professor Yvonne Jewkes (University of Bath)
  • Outstanding Business and Enterprise Impact - Winner: Professor Arjan Verschoor and Professor Ben D'Exelle (University of East Anglia)
  • Outstanding International Impact - Ending the Reading Wars - (Professor Kathy Rastle, Royal Holloway University of London; Professor Kate Nation, University of Oxford; Professor Anne Castles, Macquarie University)
  • Outstanding Public Policy Impact - Winner: ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton - (Professor Jane Falkingham, Professor Maria Evandrou, Professor Ann Berrington, Professor Jakub Bijak, Professor Corrado Giulietti, Professor Peter W F Smith, Professor Athina Vlachantoni, Professor Jackline Wahba, Teresa McGowan, Becki Dey)
  • Panel's Choice - Emla Fitzsimons and Praveetha Patalay (UCL)
  • Lifetime Achievement - Professor Lord Richard Layard (London School of Economics and Political Science)

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Impact Prize winners 2019

  • Outstanding Early Career Impact (in partnership with SAGE Publishing) - Dr Shona Minson, University of Oxford
  • Outstanding Public Policy Impact - Professor Susan McVie and Professor Lesley McAra, University of Edinburgh
  • Outstanding Societal Impact - Professor Kate Reed (University of Sheffield) and colleagues
  • Outstanding International Impact - Professor Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham) and colleagues
  • Future Promise - Dr Chloe Holloway, University of Nottingham
  • Panel's Choice  - Professor Louise Archer (UCL Institute of Education) and colleagues

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Impact Prize winners 2018

  • Outstanding Impact in Business and Enterprise - Dr Denise Baden, University of Southampton
  • Outstanding Impact in Public Policy - Dr Abigail Adams, University of Oxford
  • Outstanding Impact in Society - Professor Emma Renold, Cardiff University
  • Outstanding International Impact - Professor Kevin Bales, University of Nottingham
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact (in partnership with SAGE Publishing) - Dr Abigail Dymond, University of Exeter
  • Impact Champion - Professor Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield
  • Panel's Choice: Future Promise - Mr Brett Heasman, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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It is a great opportunity to highlight the issues you are working on

Impact Prize winners 2017

  • Outstanding Impact in Business and Enterprise - Professor Monder Ram, University of Birmingham
  • Outstanding Impact in Public Policy - Professor Amina Memon, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Outstanding Impact in Society - Ms Madeleine Sumption, University of Oxford
  • Outstanding International Impact - Professor Lucie Cluver, University of Oxford
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact (in partnership with SAGE Publishing) - Dr Harriet Thomson, University of Manchester
  • Impact Champion - Professor Anand Menon, King's College London

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Every single stage of the process has been beneficial to me

Impact Prize winners 2016

  • Outstanding Impact in Public Policy - Dr Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster
  • Outstanding Impact in Society - Professor Theresa Gannon (team application), University of Kent
  • Outstanding International Impact - Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (team application)
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact (in partnership with SAGE Publishing) - Dr Kath Murray, University of Edinburgh
  • Impact Champion - Briony Turner, King's College London

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Now that I have won this prize, I feel it has legitimised the time that I have spent on impact activities and also allows me to continue making societal impact a key priority

Impact Prize winners 2015

  • Outstanding Impact in Business - Professor Colin Mason, University of Glasgow and Professor Richard Harrison, University of Edinburgh
  • Outstanding Impact in Public Policy - Dr Aisha K Gill, University of Roehampton
  • Outstanding Impact in Society - Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Cardiff University and Professor Celia Kitzinger, University of York
  • Outstanding International Impact - Dr Jane Dyson, University of Oxford
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact - Dr Jennifer Doyle, Trafford Housing Trust
  • Impact Champion - Professor Charlie Jeffery, University of Edinburgh

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My credibility as a researcher has increased

Impact Prize winners 2014

  • Outstanding Impact in Business - Professor Neil Wrigley, University of Southampton
  • Outstanding Impact in Public Policy - Dr Clifford Stott, University of Leeds
  • Outstanding Impact in Society - Professor Debra Myhill, University of Exeter
  • Outstanding International Impact - Dr Sabina Alkire, University of Oxford
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact - Hannah Lambie-Mumford, University of Sheffield
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Professor Sir David Hendry, University of Oxford

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The award money accompanying the prize has helped me extend the reach of my research

Impact Prize winners 2013

  • Outstanding Impact in Business - Professor Paula Jarzabkowski, City University
  • Outstanding Impact in Public Policy - Professor Kevin Morgan and Dr Roberta Sonnino, Cardiff University
  • Outstanding Impact in Society - Professor Professor Cathy Nutbrown, University of Sheffield
  • Outstanding International Impact - Professor Fulong Wu, University College London
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact - Dr John Jerrim, Institute of Education
  • Impact Champion of the Year - Professor Alan Walker, University of Sheffield

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Video: previous Impact Prize winners