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.

city skyline

A picture of health

A consortium of academic, NHS, and commercial partners is using Artificial Intelligence to improve analysis of medical images – and enable better care for patients.

super bug

Tackling antibiotic resistance

Jürgen Brem and colleagues in the Department of Chemistry are collaborating with academic and industry partners to develop therapies tackling antibiotic resistance.

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.

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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.

protest march

Operation Condor

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

Turquoise background with white text "DIGITAL" and black text "WILDFIRE" on fire

Putting Out Digital Wildfires Before They Take Hold

Policy Engagement Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

Professor Marian Knight

Driving policy change to prevent maternal deaths

Policy Engagement 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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Re-thinking Conflict, Building Peace

Inspiring Leader Highly Commended and Early Career Winner, Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020

Brain scan images on a computer

National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI)

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Wave 2 challenge, Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine