2018 Smith Prize Winners announced

bjorn olsson


We are delighted to announce the winners of this year's George and Teresa Smith Awards. These are awarded annually for the best theses submitted by our Master's students. You can find out more about the history of the Awards here.

Teresa Smith Award for best thesis in the academic year 2017-18 for Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation: Bjørn Olsson for "Evaluating the impact of penalties on the use of mobile phones while driving on traffic fatalities, serious injuries, and mobile phone use: a systematic review".

George Smith Award for best thesis in the academic year 2017-18 for Comparative Social Policy: Hugo Dale-Harris for "Who’s minding the baby? Configurations of Childcare from Parents, Extended Family, and Professionals in European Countries"

Many congratulations to Bjørn and Hugo for their achievement amidst strong competition. Bjørn says: "My onward plan is to publish the systematic review in a peer-reviewed journal. Simultaneously, I will be conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of get-out-the-vote interventions for my MSc thesis in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. It will be interesting to do a systematic review in a field, where the method has not been utilised yet." Hugo is currently working as a researcher for the Higher Education Policy Institute.