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Our research culture is designed to generate research that is intellectually innovative and also provides wider public and societal benefit. In other words, research that has an impact. Impact is an integral part of the research process, from the inception of ideas and project design, to the conduct of the research and its outputs and outcomes.

We value impact in all its forms, whether in outreach, public engagement, knowledge transfer or exchange, or collaboration. This commitment stems from our experience since the mid-1980s in activist and participatory research, in shaping evidence-based policy, and in developing methods to monitor environmental change. Our aim is to create and maintain an environment that allows all staff to identify and nurture the impact of their research and to enhance relationships both during the research and after it has ended.