The Political Studies Association (PSA) wishes to congratulate its former Chair and current President Professor Matthew Flinders for achieving the prestigious 2018 ESRC Impact Champion Prize.

The prize was awarded to Professor Flinders on Wednesday 20 June at the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) 2018 Celebrating Impact Prize Ceremony. 

On their website, the ESRC has praised the enduring work of Professor Flinders to promote and build “impact capacity across the social sciences through his creation of new approaches, institutions, training initiatives and opportunities for engagement.” More information and a four-minute video about Professor Flinders’ work can be found on the ESRC website here

The PSA also wishes to congratulate PSA member Dr Toby James of University of East Anglia who was named a finalist for the ESRC Outstanding Impact in Society Prize for his work to encourage voters to join the electoral register. 

The ESRC is the UK’s largest funder of economic and social research and has awarded the Celebrating Impact Prizes for the last six years.