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Case Studies

Supporting voice-hearers and changing perceptions

We’re changing the way people think about voice-hearing. Up to one in ten people hear voices no-one else can and one in 50 hear voices on a regular basis. It’s an experience commonly associated with distress, mental illness, and shame linked to social stigma.
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Helping the rehabilitation of people with partial visual loss

Award-winning research by our psychologists has led to the development of an app to help with the rehabilitation of people with partial visual loss following brain injury. Called DREX - Durham Reading and Exploration - the free app increases general vision-related functioning and thereby confidence, independence, and quality of life.
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Islamic Finance in sustainable development

Research by our Business School recognises the importance of Islamic Finance’s contribution to economic development and the role it can play in sustainable development. Led by Professor Habib Ahmed, Sharjah Chair in Islamic Law & Finance, this resulted in the production of policy working papers and recommendations that have been used to inform draft Islamic finance policy.
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Inspiring changes to criminal laws on rape pornography and online abuse

World-leading experts from our Law School are shaping and influencing new laws on extreme pornography and sexual violence. Working closely with victim organisations, Professor Clare McGlynn and colleagues’ research inspired campaigns and legal changes that are now providing greater protection and justice for victims.
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