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Case Studies

Innovative sensing technology enhances driverless car perception

Our Computer Science research is helping to put driverless cars on the road to reality.
Driverless car

Transforming the policy landscape

Leading philosopher of science Professor Nancy Cartwright is influencing change to improve the prediction and evaluation of policy effectiveness through her pioneering research on evidence and causal inference.
Philosophy overview

Advocating for fairer university admissions

Research by our Department of Sociology is helping widen access to Higher Education.
Fair admissions

Highlighting importance of soil health

Soil is a vital, and often overlooked, natural resource, helping to reduce flooding and mitigate climate change.
Soil health

Tackling global childhood obesity with ground-breaking research

Research by Sport and Exercise Sciences has made a positive impact on policy and practice addressing the global problem of childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity

Influencing church debates on same-sex relationships

Prominent theologians from our Department of Theology and Religion are driving the discussion forward on same-sex relationships and equal marriage.
Sexuality and churches

Toolkit supports better learning for disadvantaged pupils

Our highly-rated School of Education has developed a pioneering toolkit to ensure funding for pupils, and especially disadvantaged children, is spent effectively.
Premium toolkit

Empowering youth voices in the Mediterranean

Our academics are tackling real-world situations and solving sensitive issues through their pioneering and impactful research.
Youth exclusion

Re-defining X-ray technology

Our mathematicians have worked with industry to achieve superior quality X-ray images to support better diagnosis of patients.
x-ray technology

Supporting policing wellbeing through research

Police forces play an important role in society and are unique agencies in that they have exceptional powers.

Improving the identification of human remains

Our Department of Archaeology’s innovative research is helping the world’s forensic scientists to better identify human remains.
Bodies of evidence

Making Durham a centre for Spanish art

From rediscovering lost paintings to organising exhibitions, supporting museums and securing thousands of pounds in funding, we’re helping turn Durham into a centre for Spanish art and cultural heritage.
Spanish art