In 2017, Prof Memon received the Economic and Social research Council Outstanding Impact in Public Policy prize. In the late 1990s Memon was responsible for writing guidance on interviewing children for the Scottish Executive, and on how to interview traumatised children who were undergoing therapy but whose evidence needed to be collected without contamination from this therapy. Her research on interviewing from young children to older adult witnesses contributed to changes in the way interviews are conducted and how vulnerable witness statements are treated in court. This has improved justice for victims and witnesses, and ultimately benefits everyone involved in the criminal justice.