All impact case studies (understanding behaviour)

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Girl looking out

Boosting resilience for young people

Resilient Therapy, a successful resilience-boosting practice developed through ESRC-funded research by Professor Angie Hart, has been embedded in two community organisations.


Turning into an extremist

Research by Professor Per-Olof Wikström has been cited in two Government initiatives – the anti-terrorism strategy CONTEST and the Prevent strategy, aimed at preventing violent extremism.

Bernie the sheep

The sheep that stopped grassland fires

Working with the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, the BRASS research centre achieved a 46 per cent reduction in deliberate grassfires in the South Wales valleys by the use of social marketing techniques.

Policeman and crowd

Crowd control without confrontation

Research on crowd policing, showing the benefits of a less confrontational approach, has led to a change in policing strategies in the UK and abroad.

Industrial emissions

Calculating carbon footprints

Research has quantified how consumer purchasing decisions drive carbon emissions - helping to develop PAS 2050, a business standard on carbon footprinting.


Decision-making in rape trials

Research on biased jury decisions in rape trials informed Home Office legislation review and judicial assessments in New Zealand.

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