Research on how flag use affects tension between communities in Northern Ireland has transformed understanding and fed into reconciliation strategies.
All impact case studies (understanding behaviour)
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Using social marketing techniques, researchers at the University of Exeter have influenced Defra policy in segmenting audiences for behavioural change campaigns, and developed a ‘green travel’ app for holidays.
Professor Kimberley Scharf at the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy has been credited with helping to reverse government proposals of a cap on tax relief for charitable giving.
Moves to impose plain packaging for cigarettes, including Australia's 2012 legislation on standardised packaging and the recent UK commitment to do the same, have been strongly influenced by Olivia Maynard's research into tobacco packaging.
New approaches to crowd psychology are helping police manage the potential for conflict in crowds while allowing people's rights to protest through dialogue and negotiation.
A pioneering project in which older women explored their experience of ageing through art provided the impetus for a campaign challenging ageism and sexism through a range of policy and school-based initiatives.
An ESRC-funded project building upon pioneering research into how offenders move away from crime is transforming the practice of offender rehabilitation in the UK and beyond.
Findings about the levels of bullying of disabled people in the workplace have led to changes in policy, promoting equality and improving workplace environments.
An academic survey of the carrier bag levy in Wales has caused the Welsh Government to redraft its advice for businesses.
A new tool assessing the quality of team-related behaviours of the core members of an operating theatre team has been mandated for national use by the National Patient Safety Agency and implemented in several other countries.