Research impact

The University of Liverpool Management School's research impact meets the highest standards of reach and significance, locally, nationally and globally.

In REF2021 we ranked 12th in the sector for research classified as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) overall (covering outputs, impact and environment) out of 108 submissions, 16th in the sector for research outputs classified as world leading (4*), and 9th in the sector for research power. 100% of our research environment was classified world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

Impact case studies submitted to REF2021

Currency internationalisation Dr Adriana Nilsson and Dr Claes Belfrage

Brazil's role in regional currency internationalisation

Drs Belfrage and Nilsson have been helping to shape policy at the South American trade bloc Mercosur, through close work with the Brazilian Central Bank.

Developing a new national procurement standard for delivering value in social housing and healthcare Professor Joanne Meehan, Dr Laura Menzies and Dr Bruce Pinnington

Developing a new national procurement standard for delivering value in social housing and healthcare

Research by Professor Jo Meehan, Dr Laura Menzies, and Dr Bruce Pinnington adapted Value-based Procurement (VbP) to transform national public procurement in social housing and healthcare.

Protection of vulnerable players in the gambling industry Professor Ian McHale and Professor David Forrest

Holding gambling to account

Professors Forrest and McHale's research has been used to develop algorithms to identify and protect gamblers who may be suffering from harm, through shaping Department of Culture, Media and Sport policy.

Enhancing the livelihoods of women in rural India Dr Supriya Garikipati

Enhancing the lives of women in rural India

Dr Garikipati's research led to a collaboration with India's national rural apex bank to develop a livelihoods module for their web-based data sharing platform which helps map and enhance investment in the livelihoods of rural women.

International patent systems Dr Nick Papageorgiadis

International patent systems

Dr Papageorgiadis has developed an annual composite index that rates the effectiveness of the patent systems of 51 countries.

Transforming palliative and end-of-life care for service users Dr Lynn Sudbury-Riley, Professor Pippa Hunter-Jones & Dr Ahmed Al-Abdin

Maintaining dignity in dying

Professor Hunter-Jones, Professor Sudbury-Riley and Dr Al-Abdin developed a new, dynamic Trajectory Touchpoint Tool to capture stories of patient and family experiences in the delivery of end-of-life care leading to recommendations of ways to improve the service offered.

Promoting Sustainable Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy in India Dr Supriya Garikipati

Shaping India's MHM policy

Dr Garikipati uses her research on menstrual hygiene in India to inform a multi-pronged advocacy strategy with institutional stakeholders from the WASH sector to promote ‘informed choice’ and ‘sustainability’ in India’s menstrual hygiene landscape.

Identifying how business support programmes help growth Dr Benito Giordano

Identifying how business support programmes help SME growth

Dr Giordano's research focuses on the impact European funded business support programmes, run by the Management School, have had on over 150 high-growth small firms in the Liverpool city-region.

Sport integrity Professor Ian McHale and Professor David Forrest

Sports integrity

Research undertaken by Professors Forrest and McHale has been used to inform global strategy to combat match fixing in sport.