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WCPP shortlisted for prestigious impact prize

8 May 2019

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The Wales Centre for Public Policy has been selected as a finalist for this year’s ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize in recognition of the way in which it has enabled Ministers to use evidence to inform policy decisions.

The prestigious prize, now in its seventh year, celebrates ESRC-funded teams who have achieved outstanding economic or social impact.

Finalists are chosen through a rigorous process conducted by senior academics, engagement and knowledge exchange experts and research users.

Jennifer Rubin

“This is a fantastic opportunity for social scientists to be recognised for the impact their work makes. Previous winners have produced excellent work across a breadth of topics.”

Professor Jennifer Rubin, ESRC Executive Chair
Professor Steve Martin

“We are delighted that the ESRC is celebrating the impact we have been able to achieve. It is testimony to the quality of the work which our team produces and the way in which Welsh Ministers have opened up the policy process to the best available evidence.”

Professor Steve Martin, Director, Wales Centre for Public Policy

The Economic and Social Research Council has commissioned a professionally made film about the Centre’s work and impact, which will be released soon.

The award ceremony will take place at the Royal Society in London on 9th July 2019.

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