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Research impact

Our research has real impact on the world

Through our world-leading research and collaborations we aim to advance knowledge and make a positive difference in the world.

Explore our research impact to see how our research is changing lives, increasing our understanding of the world and helping to tackle some of the complex challenges we face in the 21st century.

Understanding polar geopolitics

As melting sea ice and strategic competition transforms the Polar Regions, our research is being used to improve policy, understanding and education in polar geopolitics.

Challenging assumptions of Dada’s women

Our research challenges historical assumptions to acknowledge and highlight the work of female artists during the European Dada movement of the early 20th century.

Removing barriers to elite professions

We explore and address barriers to entry and subsequent career progression in elite professions which are highly exclusive according to socio-economic background.

Reading aids for vision impairment

We have developed freely available apps to aid reading in people with Macular Degeneration, the most common cause of sight loss, which affects 196 million people worldwide.

Improving our psychological wellbeing

Our research on the philosophy of Stoicism explores ways in which guidance drawn from ancient texts can have a positive impact on our psychological wellbeing.

Better social responsibility

We are improving social responsibility in small and medium sized enterprises through tools for business networks and policy guidance.

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