Research impact stories
Take a closer look at some of the stories which highlight the impact of our research at the School for Policy Studies.
Defining poverty in the 21st century
The ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE:UK) project has set the gold standard in poverty measurement, providing policy makers with current, impartial, accurate and reliable scientific evidence.
Changing the way domestic abuse is policed and tracked
In March 2014 the new Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, more commonly known as 'Clare's law', was rolled out by police forces across England and Wales.
Street-play model copied nationwide
Bristol has more street-play schemes than any other city in the UK, due in part to University of Bristol research.
Increasing active travel to school
Research proving that walking or cycling to school results in health benefits has informed national and international policy.
Gold standard for measuring child poverty
UNICEF is among several key organizations to adopt the scientific estimates of child poverty developed at Bristol's Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.
Influencing legislation on care of children
More children in the UK are now cared for by relatives or friends (kin) than unrelated foster carers since a ground-breaking study revealed how successful it can be for all concerned.
Tackling teen relationship violence on TV
"Do you make your girlfriend weak at the knees ...because she's scared you'll hit her?" This was one of several tough questions directed at teenagers in two recent government-funded media campaigns incorporating TV, cinema, outdoor and online adverts. The powerful campaigns reached nearly three million 13- to 18-year-old TV viewers, challenging their attitudes and helping them to recognise abuse in their relationships.