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Showing 42 articles, in Building stronger communities

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

Blowing the whistle on traditional sports coaching

Over-specialised training methods are driving young people away from sports. Our researcher has created a new gameplan.

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.

24 June 2021

Turning the tide on water poverty

Our research is helping the water industry rebuild trust and reduce bills for struggling households.

11 May 2021

What WW1 civilian internment can teach us about today

At least 800,000 civilians were imprisoned during WW1, but little is known about their experiences. Professor Matthew Stibbe is unlocking their untold story.

20 April 2021

What can your fingerprints reveal about your lifestyle?

Thanks to a new technique developed by our researchers, police can now discover more about the state of mind of a suspect

26 March 2021

Saving our digital heritage from being deleted

When Flash Player is deleted at the end of 2020, many important works of digital fiction will be erased. We've found an innovative, immersive way to preserve them.

24 March 2021

Helping global sports events think local

Our researchers have devised a way to measure the economic and social impacts of sports events — and their method is being used from Wimbledon to the London Marathon.

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