Institute of Health & Society

Research impact



It is an essential and integral part of our work that it should have a positive impact on people and society through contributing to an improvement in health and wellbeing. Our work ranges from helping patients and their families manage illness and disability, to developing and assessing medical programmes with doctors and professionals, and to working with politicians and policy makers in the UK and around the world on national policies and legislation.

Some of this work can be captured in REF impact case studies, but more broadly, the impact of IHS’ research reflects our engagement with people outside the university, and our interest in the political, social, and behavioural aspects of health.