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 Innovation and Engagement Team.

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Live well in Braunton

Dr Emma Ladds worked with a social prescribing project in Braunton, Devon, to help develop tools to measure project impact.

Founders & Funders

Founders & Funders: Accelerating Oxford entrepreneurial capacity through a grassroots knowledge exchange programme

A grant from the Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund has allowed the Saïd Business School ‘Founders & Funders’ initiative to pilot new approaches to fostering research/industry interaction and collaboration.

Researchers at a workstation at University College Hospital

Developing new approaches to analysing medical images in low-resource settings

Oxford University medical science researchers and medical staff of the department of Radiology at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, used new approaches to analyse brain scans of stroke patients taken with lower quality technologies, offering potential for research and clinic practice in low-resource settings.

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Fostering connections between social prescribing link workers and the cultural sector

A knowledge exchange event, jointly organised by staff from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) and Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), brought together social prescribing link workers and cultural sector staff.

People looking at a poster on a posterboard.

Confronting the past through history education

Researchers in the Department of Education have worked with academics, young people, and educators to explore the challenge of tackling controversial histories in the classroom

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Tackling climate change by researching routes to greenhouse gas removal

Researchers from the University of Oxford are looking at ways to reduce greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere.

Tactile exhibit in the Ashmolean

Please Touch the Art

The Oxford gadget that could revolutionise museum visits for people who are blind or partially sighted.

PV Solar Panels

Revolutionising solar power technology: Oxford PV

Helping to make solar power more efficient and more affordable.

Bartlemas dig

Digging into Oxford’s past

How volunteer archaeologists dug into Oxford’s deeper past.