Professors McAra and McVie shortlisted for ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced the finalists for the Celebrating Impact Prize 2019, including Edinburgh Law School Professors Lesley McAra and Susan McVie.
The ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize, which is in its seventh year, recognises “the success of ESRC-funded researchers in achieving and enabling outstanding economic or social impact from excellent social science research”.
Profs McAra and McVie were shortlisted for the prize for the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, which looked at youth offending and the impact of interventions. The study was instrumental in a recent decision by the Scottish Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility.