Impact and engagement

Our research carried out in the School for Policy Studies makes an enormous impact on policies and practice to improve people's lives. The impact is often on those who are most vulnerable in society across a range of countries. You can explore some recent examples of how our research has made a difference

Impact news

Study finds physical activity outside of school is vital for child health
15 Sept 2017

Research shows regular road closures help children get active
31 July 2017

Academics from the School for Policy Studies contribute to new specialist research institutes for Migration and Mobility Studies and Poverty
23 March 2017

Impact on film

Watch our research impact videos.

Street-play model copied nationwide

Bristol has more street-play schemes than any other city in the UK, due in part to University research. Read our street-play impact case study.

In the press

Adoption without parental consent is wrong in principle
Professor Julie Selwyn discusses whether 'Adoption without parental consent is wrong in principle' at the 9th Annual Debate.

The Other Side of Adoption
Professor Julie Selwyn is interviewed as part of the Radio 4 programme 'The Other Side of Adoption' that explores whether adoptive families always get the support they need.

Coverage in Wales Online
News story about disrupted adoption in Wales Online, 4 June 2015.

Policy briefings

Read our most recent policy briefings and reports, which clearly highlight the implications on policy of our research at the School for Policy Studies.‌

Impact case studies

Find out more about our research at the School for Policy Studies by reading our impact case studies.