14 June 2023
The winners of this year's Humanities & Social Sciences Impact Awards for research have been announced.
These awards are an opportunity to recognise the achievements of those in the Faculty delivering research projects which are making a real difference and delivering outstanding impact.
The 2023 winners are:
- Dr Irene McMaster (European Policies Research Centre) - Outstanding Impact on Policy
Irene’s submission focused on future territorial cooperation in the Irish Sea Area. The key impact is the content and launch of the Irish Sea Policy Framework and a series of related events and initiatives. This work has contributed to changing perceptions on the opportunities for territorial cooperation. The Framework is now in place, has a series of related events planned and has been linked to an established source of funding - SCoRE Cymru.
- Dr Inge Birnie (School of Education) - Oustanding Impact on Society
Inge's research formed the foundation of the establishment of An Taigh Ceilidh - a social community space for spoken Gaelic. Her work has been instrumental in not only creating a space for people to come together, but also in creating a community in which the language is learned and practiced.
- Dr Senia Febrica (One Ocean Hub) - Early Career Winner
Senia's research into maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region has had a signfiicant impact on international policy and practice. In particular, the research highlights the growing involvement of non-state actors in maritime security in Southeast Asia. These include pirates and perpetrators of armed robbery against ships, terrorist groups, fishing militias, and the paramilitary organisations. These insights have led to significant policy reforms and commitments.