The annual prize provides an opportunity to recognise and reward researchers whose work has made a real difference to society or the economy. The prize is awarded to ESRC-funded social science researchers who have achieved impact through outstanding research, collaborative partnerships, engagement or knowledge exchange activities.
There are many different ways in which social science can change our society for the better, for example through contributing to the development of UK public policy; improving management practices of businesses; or helping a particular group in society. To reflect this there are five different categories, as well as a prize for the Impact Champion - an individual who has a significant personal track record in supporting and enabling others to achieve impact.
Dr Condry has been nominated in the 'Outstanding Impact in Public Policy' category. Other nominees in this category include Dr Rachel Aldred (Westminster University) and Dr Nick Gill (University of Exeter).
The shortlist was selected by a panel of experts from a wide range of submissions which included written evidence from organisations that have used the research to shape their policies and practice.
A prize of £10,000 is awarded to the winner of each category, whilst a further prize of £10,000 is awarded to the Impact Champion.
The awards ceremony will take place at Central Hall, Westminster on the evening of 22 June 2016, where the winners will be announced.