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Impact case studies

The Oxford Impacts series celebrates the range of impacts the University has on the world of policy, health, business and culture. All of this is enabled by the world-leading research of Oxford academics. This set of case studies showcases academic research, across a range of subjects, that has had an impact on the world.

If you know of some impact from Oxford research which we should showcase please contact the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team.

Miss Melissa Skorka

21st Century Terrorist Political Adaptation to Western Policy

This project has created new synergies between academia and public institutions, while promoting Oxford’s Changing Character of War Programme as a world-leader in policy-relevant research-led innovation.

Professor Katherine Blundell

Global Jet Watch for Social Change

A key aim in astrophysics is to understand how matter behaves in the vicinity of black holes in galaxies across the Universe, especially those in our own Milky Way.

Dr Ian Griffiths (Mathematical Institute)

Mitigation of arsenic mass poisoning: a unified experimental and theoretical approach

The Ganges–Brahmaputra Delta is a global hotspot for arsenic groundwater contamination. Naturally occurring arsenic concentrates in water drawn from deep wells, creating a major public health issue in West Bengal and Bangladesh, which has been described as the largest mass poisoning of a population in history.

Ms Alice Purkiss

Trusted Source Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Trusted Source was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Oxford and the National Trust which responded to the challenge of creating resilient and long term relationships between the heritage sector and academia.

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LAB282

There is currently a lack of funding and industrial expertise available to help translate innovative, world class, biomedical discoveries at Oxford University into next generation drug discovery programmes that can be commercialised for patient benefit.

Women Speak Out

Women Speak Out: An Academic-Community Collaboration to Explore the Links Between HIV, Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Among Women with Drug Dependence

Women Speak Out is an academic-community collaboration between Oxford University and the Indonesian Drug Users Network aimed at addressing HIV and gender-based violence among drug-using women in Indonesia.

Professor Mark Howarth

Superglues from Pathogenic Bacteria

Synthetic biology, the engineering of living systems, is likely to generate major changes to society in areas including energy, healthcare and agriculture.

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Building Strategic Partnerships in Digital Health

The National Health Service is in crisis. Constrained spending for a population with increasing healthcare demands means it is critical that we adopt innovative strategies for delivering healthcare in the 21st century.

Dr Carl Benedikt Frey

The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerisation?

In this project, Frey and his team developed a novel approach to measure the exposure of jobs to automation. They did so against a background of the rapidly expanding scope of tasks computer technologies can perform, following recent developments in machine learning and various sub-fields of artificial intelligence.

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Parenting for Lifelong Health

Africa has the highest rates of child abuse in the world, but no programmes that have been shown to prevent this. Academics at Oxford University worked with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the University of Cape Town to create and scientifically test a series of free workshops to support families in bringing up their teenagers.

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