All impact case studies (health and wellbeing)

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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.


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.


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.

Indian old man

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.

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.

Family on beach

Using research in family support

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Wakefield Family Services encouraged a culture shift towards using research to improve effectiveness, and the implementation of Research Governance Framework procedures.

Parent and child

Personal tax and benefit changes

Findings from the Institute for Fiscal Studies' tax and benefit model of the UK had an important influence on the debate about abolishing the ten per cent income tax band.

Mother and child

Supporting families

Research from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation has been referenced in government strategy papers and informed US anti-poverty strategy.

Crowd in street

Local healthcare with geodemographics

Research using geographic information systems and geodemographics helped Camden Primary Care Trust target health campaigns, leading to significant savings.

Old man smiling

Improving older people's lives

Findings from Professor Thomas Scharf's research into older people and social exclusion has informed a charity campaign and encouraged co-operation between charity and community groups in Manchester and Liverpool.

Teenage mother

Understanding the nature of poverty

The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change used data from the British Household Panel Study to examine how poverty and low pay persist, influencing the way living standards are measured and monitored in the UK.

Crying woman

Responding to domestic violence

The ESRC's Children 5-16 Research Programme has informed debates about child care legislation and amendments to the Children Act 1989.

Doctor in hurry

Training junior doctors

A KTP Partnership based at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust established training practices for junior doctors and spearheaded the local Medical Workforce Skills Mix Analysis group - leading to a successful bid for £106k from the Strategic Change Fund.

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