Featured stories: the impact of our research
- A better way to evaluate schools 8 April 2016 Value-added measures of performance look beyond basic school exam results.
- IRIS training helps victims of domestic abuse 18 March 2016 Training and support programme IRIS enables GPs to identify patients affected by domestic violence and abuse and refer them to specialist services, benefiting the patient and saving NHS resources.
- Using ultrasound waves to put feeling into touchless interfaces 11 December 2015 A novel technology that uses ultrasound waves to put feeling into touchless interfaces has applications in consumer electronics, household appliances and the car industry.
- Advising HM Treasury on pension policy 10 December 2015 HM Treasury officials used algorithms created by Dr Edmund Cannon and colleagues to inform government pension policy.
- Rebulding civil participation post conflict 18 November 2015 Academic findings have led national and international organisations to place greater emphasis on civilian capacity building in post-conflict states.
- Reducing damaging vibrations in helicopter rotors 18 November 2015 An award-winning partnership with Helitune has delivered new technology and jobs by solving a long-standing engineering problem.
- Raising school attainment and informing parent choice 13 November 2015 When control over education in Wales was passed to the Welsh Government in 2000, one of its first acts was to abolish school league tables. This reform provided an opportunity to decisively test that such information is important to school performance.
- Street-play model copied nationwide 12 November 2015 Bristol has more street-play schemes than any other city in the UK, due in part to University research.
- Increasing active travel to school 12 November 2015 Research proving that walking or cycling to school results in health benefits has informed national and international policy.
- Policy changes improve education standards for minority groups 12 November 2015 The school performance of students from black and ethnic minority backgrounds has improved thanks to policies, programmes and practices shaped by research from the University of Bristol.
About our impact stories
Research at the University of Bristol contributes to the University's international reputation, it informs our teaching and it is the basis of our economic and societal role in the region and of our collaborations across the world.
The stories here celebrate the range and depth of this research undertaken at the University and how it impacts on society, on a local, national and international level.
These stories reflect our sustained and evolving research activity, focusing on key projects that are currently active or have recently been completed from each of the University .