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Annual Conference Awards 2017

A series of awards for the presenters, thinkers and contributors who make the biggest impact.

Finalists for the following categories were announced at the close of Impact 2017 on 15 March. Winners will be revealed at the MRS Excellence Awards lunch on 9 June.

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Fran Cassidy, Cassidy Media Partnership, for Social media: now that's what I call smart targeting

Sinead Jefferies, Chime Insight and Engagement, for Nudge or hint? Is behaviour change going far enough?

Peter Totman, Jigsaw Research, for The post-Brexit divide: dispatched from the front line

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Betty Adamou, Research Through Gaming, for Fashion design and sustainability through ResearchGames

Stephanie Gaydon, 2CV, for Report it to stop it: how research addressed the hidden problem of unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport

Billie Ing, Ipsos, for Sensory immersion as a catalyst for innovation

Michaela Rhode, BritainThinks, for Weighing in on the great weight debate

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Dame Jil Matheson, former statistician of the United Kingdom, for her contribution to Measuring the public mood

Lisa Edgar, The Big Window, Leslie Sopp, Financial Conduct Authority and their interviewee Wendy Mitchell, who is living with and blogging about dementia, for The greys matter: through the mind of Wendy - living with dementia and dealing with financial services

Peter Totman (chair), Jigsaw Research, Cordelia Hay, BritainThinks, Tom Ewing, BrainJuicer and System1 Politics and Catherine Hunt, Prime Minister's Office & Cabinet Office Communications, for their session The post-Brexit divide: dispatched from the front line

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Catherine Hunt, Prime Minster's Office & Cabinet Office Communications, for The public speaks - how do we respond?

Ali Moore, Resource London, and Jon Cohen, Kindling, for Just one thing: getting young Londoners to recycle

Jo Parry, Department for Transport, and Sidi Lemine, BAMM, for Driven to distraction: aligning the team on the road ahead

Deb Sleep, Engage Research, for Do blondes have more fun?


Catherine Hunt, Prime Minister's Office & Cabinet Office Communications, for bravely playing the voice of the Brexit voter in The post-Brexit divide: dispatches from the front line

Dr Dan Nunan, Birkbeck, University of London, for his debate generating paper The declining use of the term 'market research'

Bianca Wilson, Imperial College London, who was not a speaker but a delegate who the judges felt raised some of the most pertinent questions throughout the conference

The Judges

Quentin Ashby, Join the Dots

Victoria Maxey, Illuminas

Darren Mark Noyce, SKOPOS

Chris Paxton, The Leading Edge

Mark Speed, xSpeediency

Danielle Todd, Relish Research

Louise Vinter, Penguin Random House

Judith Wardle, MRS Fellow

Michael Webley, Tesco

Event highlights

June 2017

Facilitating Action from Insight 06.06.17 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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Advanced Qualitative Practice06.06.17 |

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Facilitation 2 – Action Techniques06.06.17 | St Luke’s Community Centre, London

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