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Harriet Thomson awarded ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact award!

29 June 2017

Dr Harriet Thomson recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Having gained her doctorate less than two years ago Dr Harriet Thomson, School of Environment, Education and Development, has been recognised with the £10,000 award for Outstanding Early Career Impact in the 2017 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.

Harriet has played a central role in changing the European Commission’s approach to fuel poverty. Her research has provided the European Union (EU) with a new tool for measuring fuel poverty, and gathered Europe-wide momentum behind helping the 54 million European households that currently struggle to heat and power their homes. 

The judging panel for the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize commended this year’s Outstanding Early Career Impact winner for the clear impact she has achieved: "For someone in the early stages of their career to achieve traction in the EU/EC policy arena is impressive,” the panel commented.

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