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Research impact

Changing the world beyond academia

Since its foundation, the University of York has conducted research with integrity and independence to influence the world beyond academia, benefiting the health, prosperity and well-being of people and society. The achievement of excellent non-academic impact from our research is one of our fundamental objectives.

What is research impact?

what is research impact?

Start here for some basics and definitions

Support for impact

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Practical help and guidance for York researchers

Impact at York

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Summer Term 2018-19

Impact Forum session: Building relationships with industrial partners and the private sector

  • Tuesday 21 May 2019, 1:30pm -3pm, Heslington Hall, H/G21.  This is the final session of the year and the  session will focus on industrial engagement. Professor John Mateer (TFTV) and Professor Julie Wilson (Mathematics) will each speak about their experiences working with companies. Dr David McBeth (Director, Research & Enterprise) will also talk about what worked well at the University of Strathclyde and what we at York might learn from their successes.

  • Book your space via

Centre for Future Health & University of York Research Impact Conference: 'Opportunities for Securing our Future Health'

Date: Friday 22 March 2019

This one-day event will showcase, via a series of short talks, posters and interactive displays, some of the wide range of excellent research across all faculties in the area of health and wellbeing at the University of York and how this is achieving impact. The day will focus on two interlinked areas of particular strength for York which also encompass some of the most important health issues and challenges facing us today. These themes are:

  1. Innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment
  2. Transforming health policy and overcoming health inequalities

Keynote speakers:

For further details and to register go to: Opportunities for Securing our Future Health

Poster Competition - submissions are invited from researchers from any department whose work links broadly to either of the two above themes - a generous first prize is on offer (conditions apply) -  for further deatils and to enter visit here. The submission deadline has been extended till Friday 8 March.


REF Impact

Find out information about impact in the next REF (2021) and access some analysis of case studies from REF2014


Impact in Grants

Information about factoring impact into your research grant application 


Impact news!

NEW: Public Engagement Evaluation Toolkit. Our toolkit will help you to evaluate your events and activities that engage the public with your research, and to demonstrate the impact of your activities. 

Join our Google+ community to get the latest external news, links and opportunities on everything impact-related. To join, go to Google's G+ app and search Communities for "University of York Impact Hub" (York log-in required).


Key Contacts for Impact at York

  • University Impact Manager (Research Strategy and Policy Office)

Linda Ko Ferrigno

ext 2066


  • Arts  and Humanities Impact Manager (HRC)

Natalie Fullwood

ext 8122

Job share Mon-Wed


  • Arts and Humanities Impact Manager (HRC)

Helen Jones

ext 1961

Job share Wed-Fri


  • Sciences Impact Manager

Chris Charlton-Mathews

ext 4605


  • Social Sciences Impact Manager

Chris Hewson

ext 1150


For more contacts and support, see the Impact Support at York pages