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Researchers in the Connecting Cultures GRP conduct research with meaningful social, cultural, economic and political impact

Connecting Cultures and Impact

As well as making substantial contributions to the growth of knowledge and advancement of methodologies in their own disciplines, Connecting Cultures researchers utilise their internationally-excellent scholarship to address today's global social and economic challenges by:

  • promoting greater cultural awareness and an appreciation for diversity
  • contributing to public debates on critical contemporary issues
  • influencing the policy and practice of public bodies, commercial and social enterprises and cultural organisations

The strength of our research lies in its multidisciplinarity resulting in research outcomes which have widespread benefits for society, such as enhancing professional practice in the creative sectors, enriching the cultural experiences of the public, and generating greater financial benefits for regional economies.

Our Impact Strategy

Connecting Cultures has adopted a proactive approach towards exploiting the impact arising from its research. In addition to bringing together leading researchers throughout the university, the GRP provides a platform for connecting with our key stakeholders and members of the public by running events which communicate our work to wider audiences.


Strategic partnerships with influential public organisations of national and regional significance enable us to broaden the reach and significance of our research impact. Current key collaborations include the V&A Museum, the Tate, the British Library and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry. We have also formed collaborations with cultural organisations throughout Europe, Asia and North America. To find out more about the Impact activities of Connecting Cultures Researchers, click here.


Find out more about the projects we have funded here