Public affairs and policy impact

Public affairs and policy impact

We’re committed to enriching society through our education, the impact of our research and our contribution to tackling global challenges.

Our research strengths lie across a number of societally-driven areas – from helping people live better for longer, to protecting and preserving our environment, and supporting creative industries and cultural heritage to thrive.  

We work with partners across the world to share our knowledge and inspire others while our work and expertise contributes to policy at a regional, national and international level.

This page highlights just some of the ways in which we are making a difference and supporting the development of evidence-based policy. Please get in touch with our Policy and Public Affairs team if you would like to work with us or find out more.  

Professor Rick Stafford

Chairing the British Ecological Society’s Policy Committee

Rick Stafford is a Professor of marine biology here at BU, focusing on protecting the marine environment. Since 2020 he’s been the Chair of the British Ecological Society’s (BES) Policy Committee, taking a proactive approach to influencing policy.

Raising scamming research in Parliament

Raising scamming research in Parliament

Lee-Ann Fenge is a Professor of Social Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences here at BU. Since 2014 she’s been not only researching financial scams in the UK but engaging with policymakers in Parliament to prevent this growing problem.

Find out how our work is creating impact and influencing policy

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