Impact

It is vitally important that our research has a proven impact in the everyday lives of people around the globe.

These case studies, prepared for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, provide a glimpse of the work we undertake, and the scale of its impact.

  • Improving evidence-based policy and programming for AIDS-affected children in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Reducing child anti-social behaviour through effective parenting interventions
  • Regulating labour immigration: Labour markets, welfare states and public policy
  • Targeting resources and interventions in deprived areas using small area level indices of deprivation in the UK and South Africa

Improving evidence-based policy and programming for AIDS-affected children in Sub-Saharan Africa: Professor Lucie Cluver

 

Group of children huddled together

 

Since 2005, a pioneering set of Oxford University studies have actively informed the development of evidence-based policy, practice, and programming for AIDS-affected children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This has impacted an estimated 85 million children, orphaned by HIV/AIDS or living with AIDS-ill caregivers.

Read more here.

Reducing child anti-social behaviour through effective parenting interventions: Professor Frances Gardner

Child sits alone on a swing, a shadow of a man hovers over him

 

Research by Frances Gardner and her team demonstrates that parenting programmes significantly reduce antisocial behaviour, and has encouraged uptake of these programmes by bodies that play a major role in forming UK central government policy.

 

Read more here.

Regulating labour immigration: Labour markets, welfare states and public policy: Martin Ruhs

Workers in eating and sleeping in a small room

 

This research by Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson, in conjunction with Philip Martin (UC Davis) investigates how labour markets, welfare states and other public policies shape the demand for migrant workers. It has directly influenced labour immigration policymaking in the UK and development of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform. It has contributed to migration policy debates in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA and the UN.

Read more here.

Targeting resources and interventions in deprived areas using small area level indices of deprivation in the UK and South Africa: Michael Noble

Men walking on street with huts

This research by Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson, in conjunction with Philip Martin (UC Davis) investigates how labour markets, welfare states

and other public policies shape the demand for migrant workers. It has directly influenced labour immigration policymaking in the UK and development of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform. It has contributed to migration policy debates in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA and the UN.

Read more here.