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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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

Professor Trudie Lang

Enabling Research in Low-Income Settings During Disease Outbreaks: Implementing, Learning and Preparing

Building Capacity 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

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National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI)

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

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Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - The AI and Data Grand Challenge

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Project LEO and SSEN

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER): Wave 2

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Robotics for a Safer World

University of Oxford’s expertise in developing robots for extreme environments has led to partnerships within two Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund projects, bringing together university and business partners across the UK.


‘Penguin Watch: Paying the knowledge forward…’

Dr Tom Hart and colleagues are sharing new technology and approaches to help others gather vital conservation data remotely.

Utah Valley University

Enhancing historical understanding through technology

The Quill project, developed by Oxford historian Dr Nicholas Cole and colleagues, is enabling new insights into the study of some of the key negotiated texts of the modern world.