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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‘Complete Surrender’

What can the writings of thirteenth-century female mystics teach us about love and spirituality in contemporary life? More than you might think, according to Complete Surrender, a short film produced by Oxford University’s Dr Louise Nelstrop and filmmaker Pol Herrmann.

Playing Serious Games

Playing serious games

Cedric Tan and colleagues are using ‘serious games’ to explore conservation issues with public audiences, encouraging them to make choices that will help protect the environment.

protest march

Operation Condor

An Oxford University research project is helping to achieve justice for victims of transnational human rights abuses.

Students sitting round a table with papers

The Quill Project's Approach to Constitutional History

Team Work Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

Students looking at ancient inscriptions

I.Sicily and enabling access to ancient Sicilian inscriptions

Building Capacity Winner, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

Nanoimager microscope on a lab benchtop

The Nanoimager

Building Capacity Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

Karen Monken, HIAS Associate Director for Pre-arrival, uses the Annie MOORE software

Annie MOORE: Increasing Employment of Resettled Refuges using Machine Learning and Optimisation

Early Career Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

Dr Manisha Nair

Maternal and perinatal Health Research collaboration, India (MaatHRI)

Early Career Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

Turtle lying upside down on a beach with a plastic bottle

The Circularity of Plastics

Team Work Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

FSI systems installed on the primary mirror of the VLT (Very Large Telescope)

Absolute distance interferometry

Team Work Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

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