We are at the forefront of efforts to turn psychological research into impact, making a difference to individuals, communities, policy makers and companies. Our faculty and staff partner with colleagues in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on a variety of projects that are transforming lives in the United Kingdom and internationally.

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework exercise, our impact case studies were judged to be ‘very considerable or outstanding’ in terms of their reach and significance. The panel noted ‘the diversity of the case studies submitted, with outstanding impacts on policy and policy markers.’

Our research continues to benefit a broad array of stakeholders including:

  • Government health services and public health agencies in the United Kingdom and abroad, including the National Health Service, Department of Health, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. 

  • Government agencies and charities in the areas of family policy, energy policy, and climate change policy including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • Health professionals who use clinical research evidence to improve clinical practice in such areas as stroke rehabilitation, the treatment of psychosis, and the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Patients and the public who use public health, service evaluation, and research evidence to inform their behaviour.

  • Companies who use our tools to develop emotional resilience in the workplace.

  • Families who partner with us to design innovative ways to assess early childhood development  to identify cognitive differences.