An innovative method for measuring multidimensional poverty is helping governments and organisations globally to design more effective poverty-reduction programmes.
All impact case studies (health and wellbeing)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
New research has informed the development of AIDS-related policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, improving the life chances of children who have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS.
ESRC-funded research on nutrition and school performance has contributed to the provision of free breakfasts in schools in West Yorkshire.
Research exploring people's recovery after the Hull floods changed government policy and national guidelines on managing recovery after flooding and other disaster events.
An ESRC-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership has provided robust risk management for InterContinental Hotels Group’s businesses around the world.
Research to improve development in early childhood has transformed the Early Childhood Development policy of the Peruvian Government, set to reach 135,000 children by 2016.
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.
Datasets from the ESRC-funded UK Data Service were used in a policy model which underpinned the Scottish Bill on minimum pricing of alcohol.
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.
A self-help training programme for insomnia sufferers, developed by researchers, has been adopted and rolled out by NHS across the UK.
Government used ESRC-funded research to inform its policies when increasing competition in the NHS.
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.
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.
Resilient Therapy, a successful resilience-boosting practice developed through ESRC-funded research by Professor Angie Hart, has been embedded in two community organisations.
Data from the Millennium Cohort Study were used extensively by the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances, commissioned by the Government in 2010.
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.
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.
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.
Research from the New Dynamics of Ageing programme is highlighting the contributions and needs of India's older population to policymakers.
A collaborative CASE studentship between the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Drug and Alcohol Action Team has influenced new drug-related policy and practice.
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.