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We have a longstanding reputation for the impact of our research that regularly informs national policy and practice.

Our research in Communication was ranked 2nd in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment. We achieved 100% for research impact, signifying our research as ‘outstanding’ in terms of its reach and significance.

The impact of our research is highly regarded by the media industry, Government, the creative industries, charities, inter disciplinary and international partners.


Medical staff in corridor

Improving end of life decision making

Our research stimulated debate about the treatment of people in vegetative and minimally conscious states.

Broadcasting and behind the scenes

Reflecting post-devolution politics in broadcasting

Our researchers found citizens were being routinely misinformed about major areas of policy.