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Two Cambridge Judge academics win Research Impact Awards

Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge are honoured with the School’s 2018 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award.

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Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge Business School have been named winners of the 2018 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award for the impact of their research on non-academic stakeholders.

Professor Michael Pollitt

Professor Michael Pollitt

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics, was honoured for his research on the UK’s electricity generation and transmission systems, including work with Britain’s electricity regulator OFGEM, the National Grid and top government officials. Michael’s research underpinned National Grid policy on the legal unbundling of transmission assets from electricity system operators.

Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation and Organisation, was honoured for his research on social innovation including research undertaken at Keystone Development Trust, which helped that organisation develop best practice and helped lead to development of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and Cambridge Social Ventures programme at Cambridge Judge.

Professor Paul Tracey

Professor Paul Tracey

“Professor Michael Pollitt’s research is having a significant impact in the field of energy policy but is also impressive in its wider outreach and impact,” said Director of Cambridge Judge, Professor Christoph Loch, announcing the awards. “His work with the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge has produced international spillovers including reforms of the Chinese power sector.”

“Professor Paul Tracey’s research is having a significant impact in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship, and is also impressive in its wider outreach and impact through the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, Cambridge Social Ventures and the Master of Studies in Social Innovation degree programme” said Director Loch. “Many students on the Master of Social Innovation programme have remarked how Paul’s research has made a significant difference to how they approach their work.”

Sandra Dawson

Professor Dame Sandra Dawson

The annual Cambridge Judge Research Impact Award was established through a generous donation from Professor Dame Sandra Dawson. Winners are chosen based on reach (the extent and diversity of the organisations which have benefited from the research) and significance (the degree to which the impact has influenced or changed the policies, opportunities, perspectives or practice of non-academic organisations).