Sandra and Tarun
The O²RB Excellence in Impact Awards, supported by the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, recognise and reward social scientists whose research has achieved excellent economic and social impact.

Professor Tarun Khaitan was highly commended for the significant impact his work has had on judicial approaches to discrimination law in India, as well as influencing legislative reform and shaping public discourse.  His work has been cited by the Indian Supreme Court in a significant case on indirect discrimination and also by the Canadian Supreme Court in a landmark ruling against the Canadian Mounted Police.

The Fairwork Foundation, of which Professor Sandra Fredman in a principal investigator, was also highly commended for its significant impact on corporate and government policies leading to improved working conditions for workers in the digital gig economy around the world.

The O2RB partnership brings together the University of Oxford with the Open University, University of Reading and Oxford Brookes University to enhance the impact of their social sciences research and is supported by the Oxford ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.