Faculty of Social Sciences

Leading the Way with Impactful Partnerships

We launched our inaugural Impact Leaders Programme in 2015, engaging social scientists from across the University with external stakeholders through our Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account.

Academic experts work collaboratively with partner organisations to exchange people, ideas, skills and knowledge to develop world-changing research.

In 2016, this programme won a prestigious ARMA Award for Impact, demonstrating the exceptional positive contribution it made to impactful research in its first year.

Latest partnerships (2017/18)
Professor Richard Kneller Economics D2N2 Providing policy guidance and evaluation
Dr Gary Priestnall Geography JBA Trust Using new techniques to understand flood risk
Professor Stephen Timmons Business Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Developing meaningful career development for nurses
Dr Roisin Mulgrew Law Europris Making real change in prison systems throughout Europe
Professor Steven Fielding Politics and international relations People’s History Museum Sharing political research with the public
Dr David Murphy Education Human Flourishing Project Developing technology for applied counselling practice
Dr Caroline Emberson Business Nottinghamshire County Council Reducing the modern slavery risk in adult social care supply chains
Dr Juliet Thondhlana Education Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education Revitalising the Zimbabwean higher education system
Dr Sarah Goldberg Health sciences Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Providing evidenced-based training on communicating with people with dementia
Dr Peter Chapman Psychology Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Demonstrating the impact of research into the psychology of driving


Latest partnerships (2016/17)
Dr John Gathergood Economics HM Treasury, Bank of England, Consumer Finance Association Helping to shape consumer financial protection
Dr Lyndsey Harris Sociology and social policy Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership Reducing and preventing domestic and sexual violence crimes
Dr Richard Hyde Law Public Concern at Work Ensuring maximum research impact for whistleblowing
Dr Jasmeet Kaler Veterinary medicine and science Dunbia Understanding farmers’ perception of technology and their key barriers
Dr Julie McGarry Health sciences Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Developing research on the lives of those who experience abuse
Professor Christine Moffat Medicine and health sciences 3M United Kingdom Further developing treatment for leg ulceration and Lymphoedema
Dr Nicola Pitchford Psychology VSO International Improving the lives of marginalised children throughout the world
Dr Susanne Seymour Geography Bright Ideas Nottingham Engaging with black history in a range of contexts
Dr Judy Swift Biosciences Premier Foods Examining our current approach to public health nutrition and obesity policy


Previous partnerships (2015/16)
Professor Olympia Bekou Law Case Matrix Network Ending impunity for core international crimes
Dr Holly Blake Health Sciences Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Developing and advancing NHS services
Professor Andrew Crabtree Computer Science BBC Maximising the difference that social research can make to society
Dr Kay Fuller Education Torch Academy Gateway Trust Encouraging more women to take school leadership roles
Dr Rachel Fyson Sociology and Social Policy Ann Craft Trust Sharing research with policymakers, practitioners and the public
Dr Andrew Grainger Business Department for Transport Ensuring the resilience of UK ports
Dr Pru Hobson-West Veterinary Medicine and Science RSPCA Prioritising training and ethical review in animal research
Dr Catherine Johnson Cultures, Languages and Area Studies Ofcom Enhancing how the independent regulator works with academics (HEIF funded)
Dr Paula Moran Psychology Cambridge Cognition Driving cultural change
Professor Louise Mullany English Clearview Medical UK Identifying communication barriers in amblyopia (laze-eye) treatment
Dr Jonathan Sullivan China Policy Institute Foreign and Commonwealth Office Further develop knowledge of China
Professor Maiken Umbach History The British Library Promoting propaganda and ideology in everyday life (HEIF funded)


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