Den Boer's research into the relationship between extreme gender
population imbalances and state security has shaped public and political
debate within national and international media, influenced public policy
and political campaigns, and affected the provision of data services
within the Organisation
for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). The researchers'
argument regarding Asia's missing women continues to inform journalists',
NGOs', institutions', policy makers' and the wider public's understanding
of the role played by gender imbalances when assessing state stability and
security in situations as diverse as gendercide in Asia,
youth uprisings and revolts, and gang rape in India.
This research on those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(IDD) who exhibit challenging and/or criminal behaviour has impacted on
public policy, professional practice, and carers' and service users'
quality of life, both in the UK and internationally (e.g. Japan, New
Zealand). The impact has been maximised by the researchers serving on
government advisory committees, writing government policy documents and
delivering training to service providers and their staff. The research was
also fundamental in establishing the need for networks to support service
users and their families, leading to the formation of the Challenging
Research by Smales has led to IP that protects novel technologies for
cell line development. Based upon mass spectrometry and in silico
modelling approaches, the
technology has permitted the development of highly efficient cell lines
for monoclonal antibody
production in the commercial environment at Lonza Biologics. This IP has
three important benefits
to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries:
(a) It allows key biopharmaceuticals to be made using substantially less
resource and with an
overall higher efficiency.
(b) It reduces the time from transfection to production of cell banks.
(c) It accelerates bioreactor evaluation and the ability to predict cell
line performance at the
bioreactor scale early in cell line construction.
Research on mediation practice and conflict regulation contributed to the development of
resources to enhance professional training standards and democratic participation in conflict-ridden societies. The researchers' work has focused on: a) post-genocide diaspora groups
emphasizing the transformative effects of new social networking facilities; b) professional
standards in conflict resolution practice; and c) power-sharing arrangements addressing gaps in
minority-group representation. Scholarly work on conflict resolution capacity has had an impact on
intergovernmental bodies, the media and transnational communities and has demonstrably
produced innovative training methods for NGOs and conflict practitioners as well as resources to
safeguard inclusivity in divided societies.
The impact described in this case study is the significant enhancement of
the public understanding and appreciation of the work of the French writer
Guillaume Apollinaire, notably through greater awareness of the quality of
the work resulting from his creative dialogues with Pablo Picasso and
other visual artists. This impact has been achieved through Peter Read's
collaborations with museum curators (especially at the Centre Pompidou in
Metz, France), and through the dissemination of his archival research
findings in major exhibition catalogues, illustrated books, magazine and
newspaper articles, public lectures, and radio broadcasts. Read's research
has also been cited in influential works by other critics, biographers,
and historians. As a result, Read's research is now a key point of
reference in the public discussion of Apollinaire, Picasso, and other
Paris-based writers and artists of the early twentieth century.
This impact case study is based on a body of research that has enhanced
the assessment and treatment of female sexual offenders internationally.
This clinical impact was underpinned by a series of unique qualitative and
quantitative studies that led to the discovery of female sexual offenders'
offence styles and cognitive characteristics. The work has resulted in the
development of effective clinical practice training and guidelines. It has
been used by professionals to enhance their assessment and treatment of
female sexual offenders whose specific needs had not previously been
Through a range of media and educational activities, Gordon Lynch has
developed public understanding of the importance of morally-charged
visions of the sacred and the profane for contemporary society. In his
work, the sacred refers not necessarily to traditional forms of religious
belief, but to whatever people collectively experience as unquestionable
moral realities, whose profanation evokes reactions of outrage, disgust
and the search for restitution and renewed moral solidarity. In articles
for newspapers, blogs for influential websites, and on-line films for use
in secondary schools, he has introduced public audiences to this way of
thinking about the sacred and shown its relevance for making sense of
contemporary cases involving strong public moral emotion. These have
ranged from the UK phone-hacking scandal to public responses to the mass
murders committed by Anders Behring Brievik. His work has been engaged
with by a global audience of at least 250,000-300,000 people, and has
enabled public audiences both to identify sacred passions in the modern
world and to adopt a more self-critical attitude towards instinctive moral
This research on deinstitutionalisation and high quality community-based
services has helped
transform the political and public debate, informing the management of
services and improving the
quality of life of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(IDD) by changing the
practices and attitudes of staff. It has led to people leading more active
and fulfilling lives and
experiencing more choice and control. These impacts have reached far
beyond the UK, extending
to Ireland, Central and Eastern Europe, Australia and elsewhere.
This impact case study describes the development and application of
models of training and performance in elite cycling. These models have
been used by elite medal winning teams in their search for competitive
advantage in the UK (by British Cycling and British Triathlon, including
the GB Olympic Cycling and British Triathlon Teams and the British
Paralympic Team) and internationally (by the Australian Institute of
Sport). These new cycling models have provided the basis for the
development of new training processes that are influencing the way in
which many nations prepare their elite riders. This work has contributed
directly to enhance elite sports science practice in the field of cycling
and the competitive advantage for British teams to which it contributes is
envied around the world. The adoption of the underlying algorithms for the
`Wattbike' software has given our work a wider impact on sports practice
and training methods, and it has been adapted for the `Map My Tracks'
website which is used by sports enthusiasts worldwide.
This research has had impact on two linked areas of illicit drug policy.
Firstly, pioneering research on the effects of drug decriminalisation in
Portugal has shifted the debate on this issue in the UK, US and elsewhere
towards an acceptance that decriminalisation is a viable and not harmful
approach. Secondly, research on alternatives to imprisonment for
drug-dependent offenders has moved debate towards supporting the expansion
of treatment for such offenders in the UK and US. These impacts are
evidenced in the citation of the research by policy-makers and NGOs
(including the British Sentencing Advisory Panel; The All Party
Parliamentary Group on Drugs; the Home Affairs Select Committee; UK NGOs,
Release and Transform; the US Drug Policy Alliance and the United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime), demonstrating a significant influence on
policy-making as well as public debate.