Professor Zoe Trodd has contributed to changes in antislavery policy
debate and practice at local, national and international levels—from
lawyers' societies and school teachers, to national non-governmental
organisations (NGOs) and the European Parliament—through a series of
publications, consultations, public talks, and contributions to teaching
and digital resources about contemporary slavery and abolitionism. Drawing
on her own research, as well as research into historic forms of slave
resistance and literary abolitionism by two other professors in the UoA,
she has intervened in contemporary abolitionism by advising the government
bodies, NGOs and community organisations working to liberate slaves, pass
antislavery legislation and remove slavery from industries' supply chains.
Increased understanding of how a member state can influence the EU
created two kinds of impacts: changing thinking, understanding and
awareness (e.g. HM Treasury); and changing strategy and policy (e.g. EU
Committee of Regions). Impacts were generated between 2008 and 2012 on the
Polish Government, the Swedish International Development Agency, the US
Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, civil servants in Ukraine,
Russia and the UK, the European think tank community, the Labour Party and
the EU's Committee of the Regions. Impact was generated through
consultancies to public bodies and by providing advice to governments,
international organisations and the private sector.
University of Glasgow research has contributed to the founding and
development of two unique
research networks, the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network
Translating Russian and East European Cultures (TREEC), creating new,
innovative forums for
dialogue and influence on refugee, asylum and migration policy across
Scotland and beyond. By
cultivating relationships with policy-makers, practitioners and other
researchers have enhanced service delivery for marginalised groups such as
seekers, and informed policy debates at local, regional and national
level. GRAMNet and TREEC
have also fed directly into a series of public engagement events and
activities around the
translation, performance and memorialisation of different cultures in
The rise in Islamist armed activism has led to de-radicalization being
seen as a major means of preventing terrorism, alongside classic security
and counter-terrorism tactics. Since 2008, Dr Omar Ashour, from the
University of Exeter, has emerged as a leading expert on de-radicalization
and transitions from armed to unarmed activism, advising governments (e.g.
UK, Canada. Netherlands), intergovernmental organisations (e.g. UN and EU)
and NGOs. His research has informed policy-makers and debate, and
contributed to developing initiatives in de-radicalization. both inside
and outside of the Muslim world. His extensive media involvement has raised
the level of public debate and public understanding both within the
UK and internationally.
Immigration has affected modern Britain substantially, and the impacts
have been felt in areas such as jobs, housing, education, language and
social cohesion. As a result of this research the government now has a
model for accounting for the effects of social cohesion in formulating
policy. Saggar et al were tasked by the Migration Advisory
Committee (MAC) to develop original research on social cohesion and
integration impacts in close proximity to policy-makers. Using this
research, they were asked to supply direct policy advice to the Home
Office; as a result, ministerial advice changed from a claim that the
measured social impacts were broadly negative to agreement that, for
cost-benefit analysis purposes, these were zero.
Professor Sterckx's monograph, Food, Sacrifice and Sagehood in Early
University Press 2011) has been covered extensively in media across China.
A 2011 BBC article
(in Chinese) summarizing the book's main findings was adapted and
republished by China's
national news agency Xinhua and the China State Council information
office. Following this it was
included in secondary school teaching materials and exams across China as
well as in teaching
materials for the training of civil servants in Xinjiang province.
Diamond's research has enhanced public understanding of the lives of
French civilians during World War 2. Her work with cultural professionals,
including radio and television producers, museum curators, non-academic
editors and publishers, has enhanced economic prosperity in the creative
sector. She has been able to integrate new ways of thinking about the
period into public discourse and to extend her reach to global audiences.
She has used the internet to communicate her research and her interactive
website has enabled numerous individuals to gain public recognition for
their stories. This co-production of historical knowledge provides an
innovative way for cultural heritage to be preserved and conserved
The Exhibiting Europe project has generated change in the museum
world with a pan-European reach. It has had significant impact on museum
organizations, by helping them to improve their networking and lobbying
activities; museum professionals, by suggesting ways to `transnationalize'
their activities and historical narratives; and policy-makers in the
cultural and museum field, by contributing to a high level policy dialogue
with the European Parliament, the European Commission and EU member-states
about ways to `narrate' Europe and European integration.
The Griffith Institute represents the public face of Egyptology in the
University. It houses, analyses, and publishes one of the world's premier
Egyptological archives, including the complete excavation records of the
tomb of Tutankhamun. The Institute has national and international impact
in sustaining ancient Egypt as an area of study, as well as enhancing and
deepening its status in broader communities through participation in and
facilitation of exhibitions, documentaries, newspaper and magazine
articles, and books of many types for wide audiences (including children).
It makes itself accessible through its online presence and through behind
the scenes tours for a range of audiences.
Political instability and insecurity in Africa have become increasingly
salient issues since the
1990s. For historical reasons the UK and France are the two EU member
states with long-standing
commitments in Africa. Chafer's research has had an impact in three main
ways: by providing
research-based evidence that has informed decision-making, by providing
regarding opportunities for cooperation and by sustaining `institutional
memory' concerning the
Saint-Malo process, which promised enhanced Anglo-French cooperation on
Africa policy. In these
ways it has made a significant contribution to enhancing peace and
security on the continent.