Jane Tinkler is the Senior Prize Manager of the Nine Dots Prize, a prize that seeks to reward innovative thinking and writing on underexamined questions in the social sciences. She combines this with undertaking a PhD at Stirling University where she is looking at whether policymakers and academics understand different things by impact, and how this might affect the ‘impact agenda’ in the UK. Before these roles, Jane spent a year seconded to the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) as Senior Adviser in social science and spent ten years in the Public Policy Group at the London School of Economics. There she worked on the Impact of the Social Sciences project that led to two books: (with Patrick Dunleavy) (2020) Maximising the Impacts of Academic Research; and (with Simon Bastow and Patrick Dunleavy) (2014) The Impact of the Social Sciences: How academics and their work makes a difference and a set of award-winning academic blogs, including the LSE Impact blog, LSE Review of Books and British Politics and Policy.
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