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23 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Transforming health policy across Europe

A unique World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health (WHO Centre) at the University of Exeter has transformed health policy and practice in Europe.

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21 January 2021

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Digital health passports: Mitigating risks to data privacy and human rights

Research led by Dr Ana Beduschi from the University of Exeter Law School, has informed policymakers of the risks that digital health passports could pose to human rights, data privacy and social equality.

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14 January 2021

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Identity, Inequality and the Media in Brexit COVID-19 Britain

The research team of Identity, Inequality and the Media in Brexit-Covid19 Britain reflect on the impact Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic are having on inequalities in Britain.

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17 December 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Support and rehabilitation from traumatic brain injuries

The University of Exeter has identified a direct link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and impulsivity and problems in social reasoning, which are risk factors for young people committing violent and repeated crime.

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3 December 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Reopening debates about the ‘common law marriage myth’

Research at the University of Exeter has influenced and accelerated the introduction of opposite-sex civil partnerships and reopened debates about the ‘common law marriage myth’ and a related need for wider cohabitation law reform.

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18 November 2020

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Energy governance, digitalisation and decarbonisation: conducting a policy-relevant PhD

Geography PhD student Emily Judson is researching the governance challenges emerging from the digitalisation of the energy industry and the development of policy which aligns with the transition to a Net Zero energy system.

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28 September 2020

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Modelling the financial impact of a global low carbon transition

Research led by Dr Jean-Francois Mercure has contributed to the development of a global model which forecasts the positive and negative impact that a transition to low carbon technology and renewable energy would have on our economy.

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7 August 2020

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Playing politics with World Heritage sites

Our research released today shows the process of ‘In Danger’ listings is being manipulated for political gain. National governments and other groups try to keep sites off the list, with strategies such as lobbying, or partial efforts to protect a site. (Republished from The Conversation)

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29 June 2020

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Improving widening participation evaluation practices

Innovative research on enhancing the quality of evidence in outreach work from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Social Mobility is impacting on universities’ practices in designing and evaluating their work with widening participation students.

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5 June 2020

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Increasing gender diversity on NHS and FRC boards

The representation of women on NHS Trust boards has increased to 45 per cent following the adoption of changes to hiring practices recommended in a 2017 report from Professor Ruth Sealy.

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24 January 2020

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Improving treatments and services at local NHS trusts

For over a decade, the University of Exeter Medical School has worked collaboratively with the NHS, delivering a large number of research projects to improve services, treatments and patient quality of life.

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6 January 2020

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Social Innovation with Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

The University of Exeter’s Social Innovation Group (SIG) has been working in partnership with Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly since 2009 conducting research into how volunteers and the older people can be best supported in Cornwall’s rural communities.

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16 September 2019

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Research-inspired grammar teaching in British schools

Conventional approaches to teaching grammar are being rethought by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Research in Writing. Their innovative research is helping children gain a greater understanding of how language works and how to express themselves with greater craft and creativity.

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10 June 2018

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St Aubyn Estates develop new CSR and sustainability policies

Estate management enterprise St Aubyn Estates developed clearly defined corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policies by working with the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI). These policies enabled St Aubyn Estates to demonstrate their green credentials to partners and customers, as well as keep better track of its energy…

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22 March 2018

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Bringing evidence-based practice to policing

Academics from Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology have been working with police across the South West to roll out the #RU2Drunk campaign.

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22 March 2018

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Optimising changes in the NHS

NIHR PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter Medical School have teamed up with NHS Trusts to roll out of training that uses computer modelling to help make difficult decisions.

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3 November 2017

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More women in boardrooms by 2020

Research on women’s lack of representation in leadership roles by Professor Ruth Sealy from the University of Exeter’s Business School is informing the NHS’s strategy for achieving gender parity on its boards by 2020.

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26 February 2015

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Informing and influencing policymakers on cohabitation, marriage and law

Professor Anne Barlow’s research findings on marriage and cohabitation laws have influenced policy in the UK and Germany.

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22 December 2014

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Improving the teaching of pupils with special educational needs

Successive research studies carried out by Professor Brahm Norwich at the University of Exeter have shaped policy and professional understanding of how best to teach pupils with SEN,

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15 December 2014

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Climate research influences policy and debate

Research conducted at the University of Exeter has altered the framework for climate change discussion, informed government debate and influenced policy.

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