Research

Impact stories

Explore examples of our how our research is making a difference to the world.

Pioneering research at Surrey is bringing direct, positive benefits to society across multiple sectors including health, communications, business and the environment.

Here are just some of the diverse areas in which we are delivering and continue to develop real-world impact locally, nationally and internationally. 

Highlights

From innovative new technologies to driving government policy and raising public awareness, Surrey’s research is having diverse, striking impacts on society. 

Shaping food labelling policy and standards

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Pioneering electronic-voting systems

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New diagnostic tool for detecting drugs

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Transforming laser technologies

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Shaping the debate on Brexit and beyond

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Improving the psychological well-being of police officers

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Science delivering global wellbeing

At Surrey, we are developing new diagnostics and ways of delivering care to enhance the health and wellbeing of humans and animals. 

Innovative health services for dementia patients

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Transforming radiotherapy delivery

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Tackling antimicrobial resistance in animals

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Nutritional interventions for the UK military

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Sustainable cities, communities and economics

Surrey is committed to contributing to a more sustainable future, from developing fresh water supplies to forging new policies relating to food, energy and prosperity.  

Disaster monitoring from space

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Sustainable solutions for the low-energy production of fresh water

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Prosperity without growth – the key to a sustainable future?

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Informing public policy design

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Connecting societies and cultures

Surrey’s cutting-edge research in 5G technology and other digital innovations are contributing to enhancing the ways we interact and connect with one another. 

Improving the quality of remote interpreting in legal proceedings

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The limitless possibilities of 5G technology

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Shaping blockchain policy and practice

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Mobile digital storytelling for rural developing communities

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Further impact stories

Surrey’s research has a range of impacts on arts and culture to science and security, here are some more examples of our impact in these areas.

Shaping social mobility policy

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Improving approaches to humanitarian demining

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Modelling and forecasting international tourism demand

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Discovering how blue light affects sleep

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Digitising dance heritage

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New techniques in contemporary guitar writing

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New Modernisms, new audiences

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Reducing chronic disorders in toy dog breeds

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