Research Impact

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

We are 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

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.

Delivering value through collaborative working in social housing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports integrity

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

Research with Impact projects

Procurement and service delivery policy development for the UK Ministry of Defence

Streamlining supply chain practices within the MoD

Professor Lyons led this knowledge exchange project for the Ministry of Defence to research procurement and supply chain practices.

Modern Slavery Dr Bruce Pinnington and Dr Jo Meehan

Modern Slavery

Dr Jo Meehan and Dr Bruce Pinnington are leading a programme of research working with government agencies, organisations, and NGOs, to explore how supply chains are responding to new TISC legislation.

Assisting central banks in improving monetary policy decision making Oliver de Groot

Assisting central banks in improving monetary policy decision making

Professor Oliver de Groot, in collaboration with the economists at the European Central Bank (ECB), is developing novel methods and tools for studying the optimal mix of central bank policy instruments, suitable for informing policymakers with the aim of improving monetary policy decisions.

Satellite Imagery for Institutional Credit (two impact cases) Gopal Narayanamurthy

Satellite Imagery for Institutional Credit

Dr Narayanamurthy and his research team, in collaboration with SatSure, investigate how satellite imagery can be used to expand access to institutional credit for small and marginalized farmers in Indian agri-food supply chains.

Behavioural insights research transforms community infrastructure investment Yiquan Gu

Transforming community infrastructure investment

Dr Yiquan Gu's behavioural insights research has reformed three key policy areas on the financial and in-kind investments that accompany real estate development in England.

Juggling parenthood

Juggling parenthood, employment and the work-life balance

Dr Ashman, Dr Radcliffe and Professor Gatrell’s research explores how employed parents and diverse families managed boundaries between paid work and family lives.

Organisational and operational innovations for sustained competitiveness and growth in SMEs

Sustaining SMEs competitiveness and growth through innovation

Professor Andy Lyons led a research group to develop a method to ensure that SMEs are able to adapt to a vast range of complex business contexts, with a focus on supply chains.

Gender diversity on the board of directors in Latin America

Breaking the Latin American glass ceiling

Dr Poletti-Hughes has identified that gender diversity has a positive impact on board effectiveness in Latin American companies.

The value of the social economy in a metropolitan city region Alan Southern

The value of the social economy in a metropolitan city region

Research by Dr Alan Southern on the value of the social economy in the Liverpool City Region (LCR), has led to new strategic initiatives supported by the Metro Mayor and Combined Authority.

Transgender Health and Welfare

Transgender Health and Welfare

Research by Dr Ian Burn on how health and socioeconomic outcomes of patients evolve as they are treated for gender dysphoria.

Tackling Race inequality and Discrimination in the NHS

Tackling Race inequality and Discrimination in the NHS

The aim of Professor Lilian Otaye-Ebede’s project is to explore the lived experiences of Black and ethnic minority experiences with the aim to provide recommendations that could tackle race inequality in the NHS trust.

The Lived Experiences of People Bereaved by COVID-19

The Lived Experiences of People Bereaved by COVID-19

The aim of Professor Lynn Sudbury-Riley and Dr Benito Giordano’s is to explore the experiences during the last few days of life for families of COVID-19 victims.

Delivering social value through public procurement

Delivering social value through public procurement

Co-led by Professor Jo Meehan and Dr Bruce Pinnington, the aim of their research is to influence changes to nation Social Value policy and its associated procurement guidance issued to all public authorities.

Toilet dreams in India: Advancing a guard and contester framework of entrepreneurial strategies in grand challenges

Toilet dreams in India: Entrepreneurial Strategies

Dr Aparna Venugopal examines how entrepreneurs implement sanitation solutions in a complex, uncertain and evaluative context, namely India.