Research led by an Ulster-based professor that helped uncover flaws in the Hillsborough disaster probe is in the running for a nationwide award.
Professor Phil Scraton from Queen’s University Belfast led a research project into the past investigations, inquiries and inquests over the tragedy.
Now that work has been shortlisted for an award, the Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year.
The April 1989 disaster saw 96 men, women and children die in a massive overcrowding crush at the Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield.
Research into the slew of paperwork that followed discovered what Queen’s termed “serious flaws”, and on September 12 last year Prof Scraton delivered the 153 key findings from the 395-page report to over 300 bereaved family members at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.
The award-winner will be revealed at the Grosvenor Park Hotel, London on November 28.
Six projects have been shortlisted.