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Swabbing for injection

Development and roll-out of Typhoid Vi-conjugate vaccine (TCV)

Impact case study

EU funding has supported University of Oxford led programmes to create and validate vaccines for some of the most prevalent and deadly diseases affecting low- and middle-income countries.
Wolfson Prize Shortlist

Three Oxford academics shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2023

Professor Emma Smith (Faculty of English), Professor Henrietta Harrison (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) and Professor James Belich (Faculty of History) are among only six nominees for their outstanding books.

Illustrating thought processing

Development of automated speech recognition and language learning tools

Impact case study

Researchers at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Aditi Lahiri, Director of the Language and Brain Laboratory, have developed an automated speech recognition system based on modelling of how the brain processes sounds. The research has been awarded four European Research Council grants: two Advanced and, for innovation building on their results, two Proof of Concept awards.
food exhibition with people

Meat the future and Meat your Persona: starting the conversation about sustainable diets

Impact case study

Public engagement activities developed by the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) programme have taken the message about food production, climate change and health around the UK – encouraging people to consider how diet affects personal and planetary health.
phot of Lucie Cluver, Jamie Lachman, Frances Gardner

Research-based child abuse prevention and parenting programme to support lifelong health

Impact case study

Millions of people around the world have been supported by a suite of evidence-based, open-access parenting programmes, developed by Oxford researchers and adapted to help families in times of crisis, from Covid-19 to the Turkey-Syria earthquake to the Ukraine war to the floods in Pakistan.
Scientist loading a sample on a mass photometer

Revolutionary new method of analysis boosts UK life sciences sector

Impact case study

Oxford scientists Professor Philipp Kukura, Professor Justin Benesch, Dr Gavin Young, and Daniel Cole have pioneered a new technique known as mass photometry (MP).
Burkina Faso R21 vaccine regulatory clearance

Oxford R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine receives regulatory clearance for use in Burkina Faso

Phase IIb and phase III trials in Burkina Faso, have demonstrated high efficacy levels and a reassuring safety profile among children who received a three-dose primary regimen and one booster dose a year later.

Brain CT scan

Routine brain scanning may improve clinical care for people with psychosis

Researchers led by Dr Graham Blackman and Professor Philip McGuire at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry reviewed t

Humanities study

New research shows how studying the humanities can benefit young people’s future careers and wider society

The report, called ‘The Value of the Humanities’, used an innovative methodology to understand how humanities graduates have fared over their whole careers – not just at a fixed point in time after graduation. 

a photograph of Seth Flaxman and Lucie Cluver

University of Oxford researchers work together to protect COVID-19 orphans

Associate Professor Seth Flaxman, Computer Science and Professor Lucie Cluver, Department of Social Policy and Intervention worked together alongside global organisation including the World Bank, WHO and NGOs like Save the Children to change the lives of children who lost a parent or guardian due to COVID-19.
Howard Ryland standing besides Big Ben

Life as a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) fellow

My work with patients often involves the Mental Heath Act and my academic work is inspired by the need to develop more collaborative approaches with patients.

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From Research to Policy: a masterclass in engaging the UK Parliament with scientific evidence

On Monday 20 June, Oxford Population Health collaborated with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology to deliver a special event to inspire greater interaction between researchers and policy makers.
houses in the Arctic circle

Arctic voices

Impact case study

Grants from the Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund and the Public Engagement in Research Seed Fund enabled researchers from the School of Geography and the Environment to develop a podcast featuring indigenous Arctic peoples, fostering vital knowledge exchange about this fragile area.
New research shows how cultural transmission shapes the evolution of music

New research shows how cultural transmission shapes the evolution of music

The research team made up of scientists from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, used singing experiments to perform the largest ever cultural transmission study on the evolution of music.

small shark with extended snout swimming past rocks

Enhancing marine conservation and fisheries policy in Indonesia

Our oceans are a vital source of food and income. How do we protect the marine eco-system, and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them?
Mongolian horses and tents at dawn

Mitigating the impact of mining in Mongolia

Impact case study

A project coordinated by the School of Geography and the Environment, and involving multiple stakeholders in Mongolia, is helping to mitigate the impact of mining on the nomadic pastoralists of Mongolia.
Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development Roadmap launched

Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development Roadmap launched

There are two key concerns about coronaviruses that demand better vaccines today. New COVID-19 variants continue to emerge, evade immune protection, and fuel the current pandemic, and the threat of other new and dangerous coronaviruses jumping from animals to humans in the future.

NHS COVID-19 app saved estimated 10,000 lives in its first year, research finds

NHS COVID-19 app saved estimated 10,000 lives in its first year, research finds

The new research, published today [22 February 2023] in Nature Communications, is the most comprehensive evaluation of the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app to date.

Professor John Tasioulas, Director of the Institute for Ethics of AI at Oxford University

Oxford philosopher launches project to explore the ethics of AI

This comes with a grant which will allow Professor Tasioulas to jointly pursue a research project with Professor Hélène Landemore, Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Abigail Williams

Professor Abigail Williams hosts docuseries on BBC Radio 4: I Feel Therefore I Am

Where once facts, evidence and rationality were the path to knowledge, now the logic of feeling, of ‘my truth’ and ‘lived experience’ offers an alternative. Do we know our world through objective facts, or through subjective feelings?


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