Research projects

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Read about our submission for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 and the 14 strategic priority units of assessment chosen.

Research projects

Showing 18 articles, in Inclusive and Just Society

03 January 2024 | 4 minutes

How a board game is helping sexual abuse victims find their voice

One in five children in Europe are victims of sexual abuse. Fear and a lack of legal knowledge can often prevent them from appearing in court. Our researchers are empowering children to complete this process through a board game.


16 May 2022

How good design can change lives

Our innovative products are improving quality of life for people with long-term health conditions.


09 March 2022

Exposing the emotional toll of probation work

Our research has raised awareness of how probation workers use their emotions to carry out their job — and helped make their wellbeing a priority.


16 February 2022

How we’re helping England’s teachers provide an excellent education

Our research is helping every new teacher in England access ongoing support and high-quality professional development, from the start of their career and throughout.


03 February 2022

Our research informed the design of Universal Credit

Our research resulted in changes in the design of Universal Credit, benefitting both claimants and social housing landlords.


29 November 2021

How we’re helping charities support more people than ever

Our research has changed the way charities in the UK file their accounts. The new process has saved almost £40 million in admin — money which now goes to the people who need it most.


15 October 2021

Exposing the hidden costs of gambling

Our research is raising awareness of gambling-related harm — and improving support for the families most affected.


25 August 2021

How community support can help patients and save the NHS

Our researchers have shown how local voluntary groups improve the wellbeing of patients with long-term health conditions — and make us all happier and healthier.


04 August 2021

How to open up university to more people from disadvantaged backgrounds

How effective are widening participation schemes, designed to encourage students from under-represented groups to apply for university?


27 July 2021

How a new way of doing business is building a fairer society

Our researchers are behind a new business model that shares wealth and power more fairly — and creates a better society for us all.


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REF

Read about our submission for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 and the 14 strategic priority units of assessment chosen.