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Evidence to Impact is a university-owned social enterprise. Sally set up the company in 2010 with two founding academics and their piece of successful social science research which needed to be disseminated.
A decade later and that initial research has been taken up successfully across the UK and overseas.
With her background in education and Public Health, Sally’s current role as Director of Services involves looking at how we package research and ideas in a way that will give them traction with commissioners. Her work with researchers often involves identifying the potential routes to market and funding pathways which will optimise the chance of securing funding.
As a judge, whilst she is keen to see entries with a clear vision of what success looks like, an ability to think laterally and an understanding of the challenges of commercialisation and how they might be mitigated in advance would be considered a strong starting point.