We continuously work closely with the public and third sector, including government, charities, hospitals, and voluntary and community organisations.
Our work with public and third sector organisations around the world have shaped policy, driven innovation and created tangible impact. Collaboration and this combination of expertise is critical to tackling global issues that affect us all.
To get involved or find out more, you can visit out Queen Mary Impact Fund page.
Since 2015, the Verbatim Formula (TVF) has collaborated with cohorts of care-experienced young people across the UK, developing a methodology to help adults listen better and young people to be heard. TVF presents authentic voices in verbatim performance – that is, speaking the words exactly as they were said by the original speaker.
Together with Working Families, the UK's national charity for working parents and carers, research published by Queen Mary details how flexible working lessons from the pandemic can foster more family-friendly work practices.
The report makes recommendations for employers on how line managers can be supported to lead flexible and hybrid working teams effectively.
Supporting working parents
Around the world, trust in the police has plummeted. How can we hold those who have sworn to protect us accountable? Research conducted by Dr Pedro CL Souza has shown that the use of body worn cameras plays a significant role in de-escalating violent encounters between citizens and the police.
The team conducted the research with the Igarape Institute and the Santa Catarina State Military Police (PMSC), the main police body responsible for patrolling, responding to emergencies and manning the 911 hotline.
The camera as witness – can body-worn cameras reduce violence?
Research undertaken by Professor Kate Spencer shows that many are at risk of flooding and erosion and as a result, 30 percent of England’s protected coastline and bathing water catchments could be at risk of contamination.
As a direct result of this work, there have been changes to coastal and waste practice and policy in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The research has also increased industry awareness and understanding.
Protecting coastlines from historic landfills
Work carried out by Queen Mary's Professor Jonathan Grigg and Professor Chris Griffiths has made clear that the damage caused by air pollution is even greater in children, who are disproportionately affected by dirty air.
Their research has been instrumental in influencing the introduction of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) – and the decline of diesel vehicle sales. London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan cited the 'Every Breath We Take' report, which both contributed to, as fundamental evidence that the scheme was needed.
Protecting children's health and the Ultra Low Emission Zone