Impact

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