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  • Informing national and international influenza vaccination policy

    UCL research has provided evidence about vaccination of different groups against influenza that has influenced policy and practice in the UK and North America.

  • Influencing global policy on antiretroviral treatment priorities

    UCL research showed that expansion of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in developing countries should proceed, despite the unavailability of viral load testing.

  • Reshaping policy and practice on citizens’ access to justice in the UK and around the world

    Paths to Justice provided unique data on the public experience of the justice system. It transformed understanding and policy around the legal needs of citizens, and has been replicated around the world.

  • Informing innovation policy in Central and Eastern Europe

    Research on innovation policy by Professor Slavo Radosevic has influenced policy in Slovenia and Belarus, and been used to assess the policies of new EU states. His work has also influenced how the EU funds research through FP7 and Horizon 2020.

  • Policy and tools to improve early reading in England

    UCL research has influenced how children are taught to read through national programmes in England on early reading, dyslexia and spoken language, and speech, language and communication needs.

  • Hip replacements: Changes to health policy and regulation

    Patients around the world with metal-on-metal hip replacements have benefited from UCL research that identified major problems with the implants.

  • Influencing law, policy and practice in jury trials in the UK and abroad

    Empirical evidence shaped judicial policy on how judges direct juries and media debate on jury reforms, and influenced UK policy on upper age limits for jury service, anonymity for rape defendants and reform of the law of contempt.

  • Systematic reviewing: building capacity for better-informed policy-making

    UCL researchers developed and improved methods and tools to produce high quality systematic reviews of research. These have in turn improved decision-making on education, health, social welfare and international development.

  • The Marmot Review: national and local policies to redress social inequalities in health

    UCL's Professor Sir Michael Marmot's independent review to propose the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England has fundamentally shifted discourse on health inequalities in the UK and internationally.

  • Health Survey for England: developing evidence-based policies to tackle obesity

    The Health Survey for England, which is run annually by UCL and NatCen Social Research since 1994, has played a key role in informing obesity policy and supporting the development of effective strategies to combat obesity in England.

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