Psychologists make impact
Lorraine Sherr, Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at University College London, is part of the team that scooped the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC’s) prestigious Panel’s Choice prize for 2021. The £10,000 award – part of the Celebrating Impact Prize for ESRC-funded work – was given to the ‘COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response’ team, led by Professor Lucie Cluver at the University of Oxford. The team’s multi-agency initiative has supported families in 198 countries to cope with challenges raised by the pandemic, reaching 196.4 million people.
Academic psychologist Professor Celia Kitzinger and her sister Jenny, both at Cardiff University, won the Outstanding Public Policy Impact for their project: ‘Changing the law to promote person-centred decision-making for “coma” patients’.
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