Lancaster has a strong tradition of collaborative research with end-users and a track record of research that has led to impact.
Examples of impact from our research include:
- Use of extreme value research to guide design of coastal flood defences throughout the UK
- Crucial input into the High Court's investigation into the sinking of the M.V. Derbyshire, and the consequent introduction of new design standards for bulk carriers
- Statistical genetics research that highlighed poultry as the primary source of Campylobacteriosis infections in humans in New Zealand, resulting in a new code of practice for the poultry industry and a halving of human cases
- Use of robust adaptive designs across a number of clinical trials leading to more cost-efficient trials, and early-stopping of trials of drugs that are clearly not effective