The impact of Professor Taylor's work in interpreting modern and
contemporary art has taken place on two complementary levels: on the one
hand the lucid and accessible exposition, for a wide international reading
public, of some of the most difficult, intractable, or provocative works
of recent and contemporary art; and on the other, more specialist
readings, again for an international reading public, of key tendencies in
the broader range of modern art, from Cubism to the present day. Wide
readership across Asia, Europe, and the United States has secured
increased public understanding of art, and has influenced both policy and
Professor Chaney's research has had a major impact on the awareness of
the Grand Tour as one of the most significant cultural phenomena since the
Renaissance, today's cultural tourism being its most obvious legacy. This
has been achieved by international publications, the organization of
conferences, exhibitions, numerous well attended public lectures
throughout Britain, continental Europe, Egypt, America and Australia, and
contributions to television and radio programmes, including BBC 4 and
Radio 4. His promotion of Italian culture has been recognized by the
Italian government with the title of Commendatore. His research continues
to reach global audiences through Adam Matthew Digital's publication on The
Grand Tour, 2009.
The research featured in this impact case study was carried out by Dr.
Claire Hines, Darren Kerr, Dr. Donna Peberdy and Dr. Mark de Valk. Their
work has influenced creative practice and cultural expression, contributed
to the creative economy, encouraged knowledge transfer, and has been part
of wider discourses that have helped to inform on-going public debate
concerning sex and sexuality on screen, such as research-informed
objections to Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
- more colloquially known as the `Extreme Porn Bill' <www.backlash-uk.org.uk>.
A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) is defined by the International
Maritime Organisation (IMO), as requiring special protection due to its
vulnerability to damage from maritime activities and for ecological,
socio-economic or scientific significance.
The Wadden Sea, in the North Sea, is a dynamic tidal ecosystem and a
significant nursery area for commercial fisheries. It is adjacent to one
of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
It was designated a PSSA following a feasibility study conducted by
Southampton Solent University (SSU). SSU later conducted an evaluation of
its effectiveness and the report informed the Ministerial Council as the
Seafarer fatigue is a major issue for the safety and economics of
shipping and the protection of the marine environment. Estimates suggest
that 25% of marine casualties are caused by fatigue.
Project HORIZON demonstrated that sleepiness levels for some
watch-keeping regimes are high, and actual sleep can occur. The main
outcome of the project was a fatigue prediction model for use by voyage
planners to ease workloads on ships' crews.
The introduction of such fatigue risk mitigation measures will
potentially save lives, have an impact on the competitive success of
global shipping companies, and bring significant economic and
Dr. Miller, Professor Owen and Professor Wilks' research underpins
Cultural Memory studies. It spans several decades and has engaged with and
impacted upon academia and society via numerous forms of dissemination
such as monographs, chapters in books, journal articles, broadcasts,
exhibitions, websites, conference papers and public talks. Cultural Memory
is a relatively new area of study that examines, and seeks to raise
awareness of, the way in which society, the individual and cultural
production is reconstructed via the remaining material evidence. Hence it
focuses equally on material evidence and the problematical way in which it
is often distorted by contemporary filters.
David Alamouti's documentary films have impacted on `Civil Society',
`Cultural life' and `Public Discourse' in the socio-political domain via
innovative approaches to the documentary genre. His contribution to
diaspora studies is internationally recognised and evidenced by several
awards. Public benefit is claimed through stimulating public discourse,
new approaches to creative practice, contributions to public fora policy
debates, economic benefit via the creation of an acclaimed film production
company: Contra-Image. Screenings of his work by the BBC, Al Jazeera, Sky
and Russia 24, in addition to film festivals, have brought diverse and
often antagonistic audiences together to debate highly sensitive issues.
Sport and exercise research at Southampton Solent University commenced in
2007 and comprises a young research team focussed on strength and
conditioning within sport. The overarching methodological approach is
defined in the work of Fisher et al (2011) as momentary muscular fatigue
(MMF) whereby training is undertaken to maximal exertion. Using MMF the
research team have published findings and their conclusions for public
benefit, thus improving performance with a range of client groups in
sport. The impact of this methodological approach is far reaching,
improving performance in elite performers, whether they are able or
disabled. The beneficiary groups include; two Paralympic squads in the
build up to, and including, the London 2012 Paralympic Games and a
premiership football team.
The sport and exercise science team at Southampton Solent began its work
only in 2007, with little or no previous scholarly history. The new team
focussed on the area of strength and conditioning within the area of
sport, exercise and health. The overarching approach to strength and
conditioning training methodology defined in the work of Fisher et al
(2011) is momentary muscular fatigue (MMF) whereby training is undertaken
to maximal exertion. Using MMF the research team have demonstrated public
benefit, and thus interim impact, through improving performance within
client groups suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP). Thus, we hope
to show interim impact and reach using this methodological approach
improving performance in those with CLBP.