Public engagement and research impact

Our ambition is for research to achieve impact through dissemination activities, and engagement with academic, professional and wider publics.

Our research is theoretically informed, empirically grounded and politically and socially relevant. Engaging with non-academic audiences to promote peaceful, fairer and more inclusive societies at the national and international level is central to what we do. Our findings, especially from problem-oriented projects, have a high potential for influencing public debates and policies.

Impact and public engagement is an important part of the research process in SPAIS. Researchers from the School make regular contributions in the media, in Britain and internationally, contributing to debate and disseminating their research. Some contribute to policy making by informing and shaping policy agendas, and feed into thinking within third sector organisations and NGOs. Others are public intellectuals, active as opinion leaders in public debates. We are also committed to collaborating with and integrating non-academic stakeholders throughout our research in order to facilitate co-production of knowledge.

Marriage and Migration

Facilitating understanding of the integration of migrant spouses


Building Effective Capacities for Maritime Security

Building the Bridge

Enhancing spaces for Muslim women's engagement

The Good Parliament

Creating a more gender and diversity sensitive UK Parliament

EU peacebuilding

Improving EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding

Changing attitudes towards British Muslims and multiculturalism

Fostering a deeper understanding of multiculturalism and citizenship

The Quipu project

Promoting social justice for forcibly sterilised women in Peru

Somali First

Promoting Somali-led development

Addressing Race Inequality

Improving policy responses to race inequality through co-produced knowledge

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