Research Impact

The English Department’s rich Impact and Public Engagement agenda is opening access to our language and literature research to diverse audiences locally, nationally and internationally, and creating new contexts for reading, thinking, understanding, writing and imagining.

Our commitment to engagement with the public and media has resulted in five staff members succeeding in the BBC New Generation Thinkers scheme. 

The impact and public benefit of our research reaches multiple sectors and communities and is felt across the life course (from children and young people to older adults). This thriving research impact portfolio is the fruit of collaboration with a wide range of cultural, educational, environmental and health partnerships in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

 

 

Enriching Ecological Understanding and Enhancing Healthcare Practices

Enriching Ecological Understanding and Enhancing Healthcare Practices

Dr Gregory Lynall, Dr Samuel Solnick

Literary Reading for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Professor Josie Billington

Ledbury Poetry Festival

Transforming the Reception and Aesthetics of Contemporary British Poetry

By Professor Deryn Rees-Jones

Illustrating Futures

Illustrating Futures

Dr David Hering

Olaf Stapledon Centre

Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures

Dr Will Slocombe, Dr Gregory Lynall

Empowering speakers and enhancing teaching practices

Empowering speakers and enhancing teaching practices

The Impact of Restricted Access to Arts & Culture The Impact of Restricted Access to Arts & Culture

The Impact of Restricted Access to Arts & Culture

This study, led by Professor Josie Billington and Dr Katia Balabanova, will assess the impact on mental health of restricted access to arts and culture in a specific city region, and track, enable and enhance the value of innovation in arts provision in mitigating associated harms.

The Impact of Restricted Access to Arts & Culture

Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

Academic staff within the Department of English have contributed to the regional and national response to Covid-19 in various ways. Find out more about the impact that they and other colleagues from the School of the Arts have had in this unprecedented time of crisis.