The Hillsborough Independent Panel Research and Report: A Unique Process in 'Truth Recovery'

Impact: Societial Impact, Public Service Impact


This impact case study demonstrates Phil Scraton’s leadership, management and direction of the Hillsborough Independent Panel (HIP) research team and his primary authorship of the HIP Report (see below) triggering: immediate public apology from the Prime Minister; new criminal investigation into corporate bodies and senior personnel involved; unprecedented inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into policing and into the initial police investigation; quashing of the inquest verdicts, and initiation of new inquests; national review of emergency responses to disasters - ambulance services, hospitals, pathology. Awarded the QUB Vice-Chancellor’s award for research impact, Scraton has been short-listed for the THES ‘Research Project of the Year’ for this same work.
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactSocietial Impact, Public Service Impact