Research that makes a difference.
Research, scholarship and ideas are at the core of Durham University. We are home to some of the most talented researchers and scholars from around the world, tackling global issues, and making a difference to people's lives. Research directly informs our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and, in partnership with policy-makers, industry, the public sector, and communities around the world, shapes local, national and international agendas.
We’ve contributed to a report which shows that the negative effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health was largest and most prolonged in the North of England.
The fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands, researchers say.
Dr Peter West from our Department of Philosophy explores the ethical dilemma of a hosepipe ban and the suggestion by some water companies that people should report their neighbours if they are flouting the ban.