All impact case studies (health and wellbeing)

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Poor children

Helping governments reduce poverty

An innovative method for measuring multidimensional poverty is helping governments and organisations globally to design more effective poverty-reduction programmes.

Globe and magnifying glass

Rewriting global population forecasts

In-depth research by Dr Stuart Basten into Asian fertility helped convince the United Nations to revise its influential forecasts on future population trends, with particularly large effects for Pacific Asian economies.

Food bank

Putting food banks on the policy agenda

Early career researcher Hannah Lambie-Mumford's research on emergency food provision in the UK has provided policymakers, the charitable sector and media with thought-provoking evidence to inform the food poverty debate.

Cigarette in ashtray

The plain facts of tobacco packaging

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.

Jokey old men

Challenging age-based stereotypes

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.

Flooded home

Supporting life after flooding

Research exploring people's recovery after the Hull floods changed government policy and national guidelines on managing recovery after flooding and other disaster events.

Hotel sign

Managing emergencies in the hotel sector

An ESRC-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership has provided robust risk management for InterContinental Hotels Group’s businesses around the world.

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