Winner of new ESRC award announced

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 25 July 2013
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The Economic and Social Research Council has announced the first winner of their new award for Outstanding Early Career Impact. The award has been given to Dr John Jerrim, Lecturer in Economics and Social Statistics at the University of London for his research on the attainment of UK pupils compared to their peers in other countries.

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The award is to be given yearly to an ESRC-funded researcher "who has achieved, or is currently achieving, outstanding economic and/or societal impacts". It consists of £10,000 prize money to help maximise the social and economic impact of the winner’s research.

Dr Jerrim’s award-winning findings into measuring educational attainment in the UK began during his PhD studies at the University of Southampton where he was also named ‘most promising PhD student in quantitative social sciences’. ‘His research investigates the claim that England has fallen down the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings of school pupils' academic achievement, revealing that there is no hard evidence of any decline in England’s comparative performance. John has proactively promoted his findings to the national press and the Department for Education and these findings have been cited widely by senior politicians, practitioners and the media. Not only has his work changed the direction of the debate on an important issue facing the UK education system, but it has also challenged the way information is presented to the general public’ (University of Southampton press release, 4th June 2013).

Upon winning the award, Dr Jerrim said: "It is a privilege to have been awarded the Outstanding Early Career Impact award by the ESRC. It will be a significant boost to my future career both for my reputation and in gaining grants.’

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