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Research Impact

CID Research Impact Case Studies

Impact is central to the mission of the University of Cambridge. For over 800 years, we have contributed to society through education, learning and research at the highest levels of international excellence. Our world-leading research underpins a huge range of innovations which create prosperity, improve quality of life, protect the environment and enrich our culture.

 

Shaping WHO vaccination guidelines 

Policy. Dr Caroline Trotter, Department of veterinary Medicine.

Dr Caroline Trotter and her team at Cambridge’s Department of Veterinary Medicine have used mathematical modelling to help ensure that World Health Organisation guidelines provide the most robust and effective approach to meningitis vaccinations.

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Keeping pigs healthy to make your bacon more affordable and sustainable

Enterprise. Dr Dan Tucker, Department of Veterinary Medicine.

A Cambridge University academic is helping improve the global sustainability of pork supplies. Dr Dan Tucker, of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, is a global health assurance consultant to the Pig Improvement Company (PIC), a company specialising in the genetic improvement of pigs, where he’s working to prevent disease and poor health of the animals that can slow progress in bringing improvements in growth, health and sustainability to farmers. His work is helping industry to meet the growing demand for pork worldwide in a sustainable way.

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Help with planning your REF impact

The University's 'Pathways to Impact' tool provides a step-by-step guide to planning research impact activity, with links to many useful resources:

Pathways to Impact Tool

The University's Public Policy Initiative has created this useful 'how to' guide for researchers:

How To Evidence and Record Policy Impact

A valuable external site to read more about recording meaningful impact is  Fast Track Impact