The findings from this research on noticing and helping neglected
children are contributing to shaping effective responses by practitioners.
In high income countries neglect is the most frequent category of child
maltreatment. In the UK as many as one in ten children may experience
neglect and yet systems here, and other jurisdictions with similar models,
struggle to provide an effective response. The research at Stirling is
improving practitioner knowledge and confidence with the development of
comprehensive training materials and follow-on knowledge exchange work
with multi-disciplinary groups of practitioners in England. It has
contributed to policy development in England and Scotland.
We have developed the Bailey-Method, design software FIRESOFT and a
web-based information source for designers to use to produce safe and
economical buildings. In buildings that have used the Bailey-Method,
approximately 40% of the fire protection cost has been saved. The overall
saving is about £20m in the UK over the REF period. The Bailey-Method has
been presented in 2500 design guides (books), distributed to companies
across Europe by ArcelorMittal, and translated into 17 languages. FIRESOFT
and the associated quality assurance document enable using unprotected
concrete filled tubular columns and have the British Standard status of
Non Contradictory Complementary Information.
The research has developed new approaches to the digital mapping of
immigrant populations. It
has been used to:
`Memories Materialised' examines the 50-year-old memories of the people
who lived on a half-mile stretch of Stockport Road in Manchester from
The project has created new models of history data collection,
encouraging discursive examination of individuals' recollections, in
direct contrast to traditional methods which can direct the flow of those
thoughts and memories.
An online archive and publication have been generated and distributed to
thousands of people, which are proving invaluable for researchers and the
public alike, and give a valuable insight into a changing world in this
snapshot of city life.
Research into understanding and addressing the gaps between evidence and
practice in health care has been conducted and applied at the University
of Manchester. Working within the Department of Health funded National
Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in
Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester, research
teams have applied an evidence-based approach to knowledge mobilisation to
improve the identification and management of two vascular related
conditions: impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and chronic kidney disease
(CKD). As a result of the initial pilot projects in Greater Manchester
1863 new CKD patients have been identified with the success leading to a
further implementation programme that has spread to other areas of the UK.
The IGT pilot project has directly led to the improved health of targeted
patients in two areas of Greater Manchester.
Historical research on refugees specifically in post-1945 Europe
conducted at UoM has been incorporated in the design and delivery of the
school curriculum (Key Stage 3, Citizenship and History) to encourage
children to consider the responses of refugees to the challenges they
faced, the role of humanitarian relief organisations, and the
responsibilities of citizens. In addition, a series of exhibitions,
including one on behalf of the Quaker Service Memorial Trust, has improved
public understanding of refugee crises and humanitarian responses. Finally
this research has instilled in NGOs a better understanding of the history