July 5, 2019, by Katie Andrews

Nottingham Law researcher shortlisted for prestigious impact award

University of Nottingham researcher, Dr Chloe Holloway has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.

Dr Holloway’s work during her PhD study, Improving the Support of Autistic Individuals Detained in Police Custody, has been recognised for the Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize category.

The findings of the PhD study into the experiences of autistic individuals in police custody are now used by Dr Holloway to deliver training to custody staff across Nottinghamshire. Funded by a Nottingham Impact Accelerator Award, she worked with autistic individuals and police officers to co-develop a training package for custody staff. She has also been involved in the design process of a new custody suite in Nottinghamshire and findings from the research have been used to help make the new suite more Autism friendly. Dr Holloway’s PhD was supervised by Professor John Jackson and Dr Nell Munro from the School of Law and Dr Dani Ropar from the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

Dr Chloe Holloway said,

“I am really pleased to be shortlisted for the ESRC impact prize for Outstanding Early Career Impact. I feel incredibly honoured that my research, which aims to help improve the support of autistic individuals in police custody, has received this recognition. I could not have done this without the support of the Nottinghamshire Autism Police Partnership, Nottinghamshire police and my supervisors.”

The Economic and Social Research Council’s Celebrating Impact Prize rewards ESRC-funded researchers who have achieved impact through outstanding research, knowledge exchange activities, collaborative partnerships and engagement with different communities. A public body, part of UK Research and Innovation, the ESRC is the United Kingdom’s largest funder of research on social and economic issues.

Entrants’ applications were reviewed by academics, engagement and knowledge exchange experts and research users, and shortlisted applicants were invited to an interview, along with non-academic supporters who helped describe the impact of the work.

Finalists have been invited to an awards ceremony at the Royal Society in London on 9 July 2019 where the winners will be announced.

All finalists will see a professionally made film created around their work and its impact, while each winner receives £10,000 to spend on their work or furthering that work’s impact.

Wishing Chloe the best of luck – watch this space!

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