This case study demonstrates how research into ground source geothermal
cooling has benefited a public service organisation (London Underground
Ltd (LUL)), an international engineering consultancy (Parsons Brinckerhoff
(PB)) and the safety and comfort of staff and users of the London
This case study demonstrates how research into Object Orientated
programming has resulted in a feature-rich e-commerce platform that has
transformed the management and operations of a traditional sheet music
company (Faber Music) and its expanding business partner network.
This case study is based on research investigating the nature, challenges
and potential of audio-drama, and especially bilingual audio-drama.
Specifically, it explored the possibilities for creating bilingual drama
for monolingual audiences; the effects of using different recording
environments; and the advantages of cross-cultural collaboration.
Impact includes: (i) a growth in the practice and reach of bilingual
audio-drama in the radio broadcasting sector, both in the UK and
internationally; (ii) the establishment of the radio play as an act of
live theatre; and (iii) an increased awareness of the possibilities for
collaborative audio-drama production across cultural and linguistic
This case study relates to research that has had an economic and
application impact through the continued operation of a University spin
out company, Biox Systems Ltd. The success of the Company's AquaFlux
device for measuring aspects of skin barrier performance has, since 2008,
Access to AquaFlux has enabled commercial and R&D organisations,
including health care, household product and cosmetic industries, to gain
better insights into the performance of their products. AquaFlux has been
cited as the "gold standard" for Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL)
Research carried out by the SESRC has resulted in the development of
three novel devices that improve foot and lower limb circulation. These
have been commercialised by Actegy Health Ltd.
Since 2008, impact arising
from this research includes,
This case study details an impact relating to health and welfare in which
regarding the dissemination of responsible drinking messages has been
influenced, and on public
policy and services where this evidence has stimulated policy debate.
Specifically, research led to
(i) the withdrawal of the Drinkaware Trust's 5-year flagship campaign, Why
let the good times go
bad? (WLGTGB), and (ii) a recommendation from an independent review
to a) involve academics
in future campaign development and evaluation, and b) implement changes to
campaign based on our findings.
This impact case study demonstrates how research has benefitted mixed
couples in their relationships as well as charitable and other
organisations engaged in supporting `mixed' couples.
Impact relates specifically to:
(i) development and deployment by charities and professional agencies of
e-learning resources to support people in `mixed' relationships and
(ii) increased awareness and understanding by `mixed' couples and
families, and professionals, of issues relating to specific `mixed'
relationships in difference to those faced by all couples;
(iii) the improved efficiency and effectiveness of charities and
professional bodies in dealing with `mixed' couple matters.
This Case Study illustrates how research has had a significant impact on
the awareness and management of hydrogen hazards across the UK's
pre-eminent nuclear decommissioning and reprocessing organisation,
Sellafield Ltd (formerly BNFL). It has enabled Sellafield to:
In addition, LSBU has, since 2008, benefited from contract research from
Sellafield valued at over £1 million.
This case study demonstrates how the application of GRBOM has been used
to deliver a national e-student system. Key impacts include:
This Case Study demonstrates how research has benefitted a commercial
company (Telent Ltd), a public sector organisation (London Underground Ltd
(LUL)) and the safety of staff and 1.4 billion passenger journeys.
The research enabled Telent to:
The new system also contributed to the revision of a BSI Standard
(IEC BS EN 60268-16 2011).