Impact

I judge my work on:

  • the extent to which marginalised and disadvantaged people, animals and the environment have a stronger voice in the discussion of issues that directly affect them

  • the tangible outcomes that are likely to improve the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people around the world

Impacts Created By My Practice-Led Research

Impacts at International Level

  • 'The Missing Millions: seeking justice for the millions of people affected by leprosy' affected change in the World Health Organisation's Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020.

  • 'Palliative Care Champions of Change' contributed to change in health policies in India and Nepal.

 

  • The 'Pyschological Trauma Education and Treatment in Nepal' project has been adopted as an exemplary case study and taught to undergraduates at Contra Costa College/Dept. of Health & Human Services, California, USA.

  • 'Fracking in Fermanagh' contributed to change in the policies of the Government of the Republic of Ireland.

  • 'G8 Youth Communique' brought young people's issues directly to the G8 Heads of State at the 2013 Summit.

  • 'Khacchad:Mule' increased awareness of the life conditions of working equines through international recognition in film festivals.

  • 'Disability and Development Educational Resource' reached every post-primary school in the Republic of Ireland.

  • 'Investigating Community Attitudes Towards Medical Research Trials' affected the ethical considerations of organisations undertaking medical trials funded by The Wellcome Trust around the world.

Impacts at National Level

  • 'Pyschological Trauma Education and Treatment in Nepal' affected approaches to community-based trauma support services in Nepal at a national level.

  • The Early Years Participatory Evaluation programme provided evidence upon which the design and delivery of early childhood educational programmes could be enhanced at a national level in Northern Ireland.

  • 'Disability and Development Educational Resource' reached every post-primary school in Northern Ireland and was adopted as an assessment component by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment in NI.

  • 'Experiences of Childhood Educational Resource' reached every post-primary school in Northern Ireland.

Impacts at Local Level

  • 'Khacchad:Mule' affected change in the behaviour of equine owners and handlers to the animals, resulting in improved health and wellbeing of working mules.

  • 'The Missing Millions: seeking justice for the millions of people affected by leprosy' affected change in the life situation of leprosy-affected people by affecting World Health Organisation's Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020.

  • The Early Years Participatory Evaluation programme provided enhanced the design and delivery of early childhood educational programmes at the grassroots level in Northern Ireland.

  • 'Fracking in Fermanagh' contributed to the life situation of rural communities on the island of Ireland by contributing to the Government of the Republic of Ireland's decision to ban fracking.

  • 'Making It Home' community film enhanced the sense of history and belonging, and promoted greater acceptance of sectarian difference, within rural communities in Northern Ireland.