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Professor Celia Kitzinger Awarded Top Prize for Outstanding Impact in Society By Economic And Social Research Council

June 26, 2015

Our congratulations to Professor Celia Kitzinger, the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre Director of the Advanced Qualitative Methods (AQUALM) Development Group, and Professor Jenny Kitzinger who have been awarded a prestigious prize for Outstanding Impact in Society by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Working together, Professors Jenny Kitzinger and Celia Kitzinger have created a much-needed online resource supporting relatives of patients in long-term coma states.

Outstanding Impact in Society:

Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Cardiff University and Professor Celia Kitzinger, University of York

Case study and video: Online support for practitioners and relatives of coma patients

Find out more about the work of the CDOC (Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre) here.

The ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize is an annual scheme recognising  and rewarding the successes of ESRC-funded researchers who have achieved, or are currently achieving, outstanding economic or societal impacts. It celebrates outstanding ESRC research and success in collaborative working, partnerships, engagement and knowledge exchange activities that have led to significant impact. The 2015 awards ceremony took place in London on 24 June 2015.

Celia said: “We’re thrilled about it – and it was a lovely evening with lots of fabulous impact-ful social science research addressing everything from ‘missing people’ to ‘violence against women’ and life in rural India.  It was great to see what Social Science can do outside academic journals”

We wish Celia and Jenny continued success and the WRDTC looks forward to supporting Celia next year with her next WRDTC Conversational Analysis Summer School.

Celia is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of York.

If you would like more information about how to have impact with your research see the ESRC Impact Toolkit.