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Case Studies

Can you help record the UK’s mammal activity?

If you’re interested in conservation and ecology, our MammalWeb project needs your help to chart the activity of the UK’s mammals.
Otters stare at the camera after being caught on a camera trap

£2bn cost of mental ill health ‘parallel pandemic’

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.
A close up of people holding hands

Building Atom Bank's Digital Twin

Durham-based Atom Bank is a digital challenger bank offering an app-based innovative and efficient banking experience.
Atom Bank livery on wall

In partnership with P&G: the chemistry of cleaning

Our award-winning strategic partnership with P&G has enabled unique and globally scalable innovations that have improved billions of consumers' lives around the world.
P&G chemistry

Consumer behavioural profiling results in significant financial gains

Collaborative research into consumer behavioural profiling and impulse buying led by Professor Sarah Xiao and Professor Mike Nicholson at the Business School, has enabled marketing agencies and companies to build new marketing toolkits which have resulted in significant financial gains.
DUBS consumer profiling

Opening up the Classics to the digital world

Durham’s research helps people all over the world to access ancient Greek and Latin literature.
Diogenes

Protecting global communities from harmful volcanic emissions

Our Earth Sciences research is helping communities living near active volcanoes, and the agencies protecting them, to reduce exposure to volcanic emissions.
Volcanic ash

Helping species adapt to climate change

Our bioscientists are playing a key role in identifying the impact of climate change on plant and animal life.
Climate change

Influencing elections and governance in Africa

Our impact-making research in History is bringing a change in the political landscape in sub-Saharan Africa.
ss Africa

Stopping the spread of malaria

We’ve shaped the World Health Organization’s policy on global mosquito control to tackle the spread of lethal diseases like malaria and dengue fever.
Vctr control

Impactful research in ethically recording testimonies of sexual violence

Research in Anthropology has led to the development of survivor-led guidelines and a graphic novel that are being used by governments and organisations globally to follow ethical practices when recording testimonies of sexual violence.
Sexual violence conflict

Tackling unacceptable work through global policy

Pioneering research by our world-renowned Law School has directly influenced global and domestic legal policy on unacceptable forms of work.
Unacceptable forms of work