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UCL research has provided evidence about vaccination of different groups against influenza that has influenced policy and practice in the UK and North America.
UCL research showed that expansion of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in developing countries should proceed, despite the unavailability of viral load testing.
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.
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.
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.
Patients around the world with metal-on-metal hip replacements have benefited from UCL research that identified major problems with the implants.
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.
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.
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.
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.