Policy and strategy
Our research has provided an evidence base for policymakers. This has helped the discussion and implementation of both national and international policy, providing the roadmap for future decision-making that will improve both human, animal and environmental health. In several cases our researchers have been directly responsible for articulating policy within policymaking forums.
Other ways in which our research is used is to inform specific strategies of regional or national government, large public bodies such as the NHS or statutory bodies. These help define the operational allocation of services, with benefits to professional practice and wider society.