SGSSS Impact Competition 2022
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition 2022
The Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition submissions highlight ‘the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy’ across Scotland and internationally. This year approx. 30 SGSSS students participated in the Impact Competition. Prizes were awarded at the 2022 SGSSS Collaboration Showcase on Tuesday, 24 May, at V&A Dundee.
The SGSSS Category 1 prize for 1st Year PhD students has been awarded to: Sommer Agnew, University of Strathclyde – A mixed-methods investigation of the influence of poor sleep on adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy in breast cancer survivors
Sommer was recognised for well-thought-out and feasible research which clearly identifies how the findings will be disseminated throughout academic publications and public engagement events. Sommer’s work contained detailed methodology and robust data sources and drew connections with breast cancer organisations and user groups in the UK, USA, and Australia.
In category 2, 3rd and 4th year PhD applications were initially assessed by a review panel who selected the first-round winner and nominated 6 candidates for the public vote. Our six finalists for Category 2 were: Polly Cowan, Andrew Watson, Jade Howard, Kirstie English, Zyra Evangelista, and Sallyanne Mercer.
The SGSSS Category 2 prize has been awarded to: Polly Cowan, University of Edinburgh – Adoption Transitions: Planning the Move to a New Home
POLLY COWAN, was recognised for demonstrating ongoing and future impact and the potential for change in practice and evidence of real benefits. Polly’s submission was celebrated as being well connected, ensuring dissemination across appropriate networks.
The Category 2 runner up has been awarded to: Andrew Watson, University of Glasgow – THE PANDEMIC ARREARS CRISIS: Private landlord perspectives on the temporary legislation impacting the Private Rented Sector
ANDREW WATSON, whose work has been appreciated for being excellently presented, demonstrating the significance, relevance and concrete impact of the research and activities. Andrew’s novel findings are a noteworthy piece of research that have been put in the hands of policy makers.
Please see the posters below to find out more about the winning projects and hear more about the other shortlisted candidates.
A warm congratulations to all the other participants of the Impact Competition! SGSSS wishes you all the best for continuous success in your impact work!