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Impact and Public Engagement

Impact through understanding

We shape humanity's next steps with social awareness, legal insight and business ability.

Our research takes an in-depth look at society, from big data to public health and global governance. We inspire thought-provoking questions and answer age-old problems. In doing so, we change policy, enhance the economies and improve lives around the world. Our researchers rise to the challenge by making sense of our daily lives. Society doesn't stand still - and neither do we.

Pick one of these examples to learn more about the positive difference Warwick makes.

What is research impact?

Discover the positive difference we make to the world by putting our research into practice

From A Closed Past to An Open Future

Strengthening Formal and Informal Oversight of Secret Intelligence

Professional Virtues and Vices

Enhancing GPs’ understanding of medical generalism

Safeguarding Kenyan Elections

Diagnosing and Defeating Democratic Deficit in African Democracies

Social Isolation and Loneliness

Raising the profile of loneliness on the political and public agenda

The War of the Locust

How forgotten archives are revolutionising our understanding of this pest

Structured Support for Parents

Expert advice for local authorities on their parenting programmes

Management: The Final Frontier

Supporting NASA’s strategy for maintaining leadership in space

Reforming Event Ticketing

New rules to take on the touts and change industry practices

REF 2021 has recognised 92% of Warwick's research as world-leading or internationally excellent. In the most recent REF results – announced in May 2022 - a remarkable 50% of our submitted research was awarded the highest possible rating of ‘world leading’ (4 stars). A further 42% is ‘internationally excellent’ (3 stars).