At Aston we conduct high-quality, exploitable research that has outstanding, tangible impact.
Our research addresses real-world problems and provides practical solutions used by a range of organisations, policymakers and stakeholders. We reach beyond academia and have notable influence on public policy, services, society, culture, health and the environment.
The impact case studies below highlight the groundbreaking effort undertaken by our researchers across our three colleges.
We deliver such impact by ensuring only the highest standards of research integrity through integration of the concordat's core elements: honesty, rigour, transparency and open communication, care and respect.
Innovative research on refugee journeys and humanitarian crises in Europe
Investigating how people’s movements and journeys are obstructed through deployment of border policies, violence and infrastructure.
Aston informs anti-abortion activism policy debate
Aston informs policy debate on the impact of anti-abortion activism, resulting in the introduction of activism-free ‘buffer zones’.
Aston academics help children achieve early literacy levels
Aston research academics help unlock early years literacy levels.
Tackling poor medicine management in older people
Between a third and half of prescription medication is not taken correctly by older patients, leading to heath risks and wastage.
Researchers at Aston University Aid Decision Making Process
Three studies were undertaken to enable shared decision making in tinnitus care.
Supporting essential childhood development by tackling fussy eating
Poor diet and nutrition in children is linked to the development of several chronic diseases.