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.
Facilitating understanding of the integration of migrant spouses
Building Effective Capacities for Maritime Security
Enhancing spaces for Muslim women's engagement
Creating a more gender and diversity sensitive UK Parliament
Improving EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding
Fostering a deeper understanding of multiculturalism and citizenship
Promoting social justice for forcibly sterilised women in Peru
Promoting Somali-led development
Improving policy responses to race inequality through co-produced knowledge
Leading social change
These are some of the impact and engagement stories achieved by SPAIS people:
- Jonathan Floyd discusses John Rawls' A Theory of Justice on BBC Radio 3
- Transition to post carbon economy must be inclusive
- Roberta Guerrina's work on Gender and Brexit in the New York Times
- Paula Surridge on Values, Voting and the EU Elections
- Sarah Childs receives PSA Special Recognition Award for work on making Parliament more gender-friendly
- The Innocence Armenian Project supported by the Welsh Assembly
- Failures to address modern slavery in a global world
- Prof Tariq Modood work on multiculturalism featured on France TV