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.

Sleeping baby

Infant sleep guidance and information

Professor Helen Ball provided important input to the Infant Sleep Information Source project and contributed to the re-evaluation of guidance to parents, clinical and public health policy.

Workshop - flipboard

Improving adult social care in Cornwall

ESRC-funded research provided Cornwall Council with effective training tools for social care staff - improving adult care and leading to yearly cost savings of £80,000.


Targeting the 'hard to reach' homeless

A review by Dr Sarah Johnsen at the University of York and the charity Crisis on the effectiveness of housing models has directly shaped development of the 'Housing First' pilot project in the UK.

Cigarette in ashtray

Helping smokers and non-smokers

Research by Professor Peter Hajek at the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS) was a key part of a US consultation on Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Professor Marcus Munafo' s findings were used in support for tobacco packaging legislation in Australia.

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.

Parent and child

Indicators for children's life chances

Data from the Millennium Cohort Study were used extensively by the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances, commissioned by the Government in 2010.

Elderly patient

Shaping long-term care funding in England

An ESRC research project modelling future trends for UK's ageing population proved pivotal in providing research evidence for the Government's reform of social care funding in England.

Indian old woman

Raising awareness of India's elderly

Research from the New Dynamics of Ageing programme is highlighting the contributions and needs of India's older population to policymakers.


New rules for welfare

A review of the welfare system to consider ways of enhancing employment, by Professor Paul Gregg from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, informed the Department for Work and Pensions' white paper on welfare reform.

Computer keyboard

Safe web space for children

The UK Children Go Online project has had a substantial impact on the design of safeguards to protect children from harmful material on the internet.

Picking syringe

Reducing drug risk

A collaborative CASE studentship between the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Drug and Alcohol Action Team has influenced new drug-related policy and practice.

Studying scan images

More effective breast cancer care

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership enabled the charity Breast Cancer Care to plan services for groups of people with breast cancer who have traditionally been under-served.

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