Social Science impact at Warwick
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
Explore departmental impact pages:
- Applied Linguistics
- Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR)
- Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM)
- Education Studies
- Institute for Employment Research (IER)
- Politics and International Studies (PAIS)
- School of Law
- Warwick Business School (WBS)
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).