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Research Case Studies

Queen’s has a proud history of conducting innovative, impactful, and world-leading research changing people’s lives for the better.

These case studies showcase a range of our academic research, working across disciplines and sectors and making a real difference to economies, societies and cultures across the globe.

Dealing with the Past in Northern IrelandDealing with the Past in Northern Ireland
Case Study Research Theme School/Department Sustainable Development Goals
Brexit and the Border: Navigating a Peaceful Path across a shared border
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work|The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
The Food Fortress- From a crisis to the formation of an innovative food quality assurance scheme
Healthy Living for All, Human-Environment Relations
Healthy Living for All|Human-Environment Relations Institute for Global Food Security SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production|SDG 15 - Life on land|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Towards Zero Emission Public Buses
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering SDG 13 - Climate action|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being|SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy|SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Transforming the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences|Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Wireless Communication Systems that can withstand Natural Disasters and Save Lives
Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution
Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities|SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Law SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
Developing a product range for the treatment of Bovine Digital Dermatitis
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy, Human-Environment Relations
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy|Human-Environment Relations School of Pharmacy SDG 15 - Life on land|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Enabling the meaningful participation of children and young people globally: The Lundy Model
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities|SDG 4 - Quality Education
Improved housing standards for commercial poultry
Human-Environment Relations
Human-Environment Relations School of Biological Sciences SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production|SDG 15 - Life on land|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
'Living Legacies 1914-18': Sharing contested heritage through digital and spatial humanities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Natural and Built Environment SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
Making a Major Contribution to Women’s Electoral Representation on the island of Ireland
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions|SDG 5 - Gender Equality
Rediscovering Ireland’s Past in Words
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Arts, English and Languages
Remembering 1916: the centenary of Ireland’s Easter Rising
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
The impact of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy, Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy|Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
The Rule of the Land: Politics, Landscape and Identity on Ireland’s Border
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Arts, English and Languages SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities|SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
The sun as we've never seen it before - clearest and most detailed images of the Sun revealed
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy, Human-Environment Relations
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy|Human-Environment Relations School of Mathematics and Physics SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Transforming supportive cancer care for patients and families
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Nursing and Midwifery SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Uncovering the causes of a Major Crisis in the World Food Programme
Healthy Living for All, Human-Environment Relations, Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Healthy Living for All|Human-Environment Relations|Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Biological Sciences SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production|SDG 2 - No Hunger|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Unlocking the secrets of the past with a new international carbon dating standard
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy, Human-Environment Relations
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy|Human-Environment Relations School of Natural and Built Environment SDG 13 - Climate action
World Heritage: Strengthening Management through Collaboration and Research on Four Continents 
Human-Environment Relations
Human-Environment Relations School of Natural and Built Environment SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
The Social and Solidarity Economy and Local Development
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy, Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy|Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Natural and Built Environment SDG 13 - Climate action|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being|SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy|SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Delivering Next generation nano-photonic devices with Seagate Technologies
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy School of Mathematics and Physics SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Ophthalmology clinical trial hailed as one of the most important of the Decade
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Increasing the efficiency and safety of global clean fuel production
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production|SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy|SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Helping to shape the democratic process in Ireland and Scotland
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
Reassembled, Slightly Askew - A Unique Immersive Theatrical Experience
Healthy Living for All, Inclusive and Cohesive Communities, Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution
Healthy Living for All|Inclusive and Cohesive Communities|Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution School of Arts, English and Languages SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Diabetic Retinopathy: From Screening To Treatment: A sustainable model for diabetic retinopathy in the Philippines
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All Centre for Public Health SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
A Vision For Healthy Urban Design: Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All Centre for Public Health SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
The first long-acting, female-controlled preventative product against HIV
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Pharmacy SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being|SDG 5 - Gender Equality
The Mainstreaming and Internationalising of Shared Education
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work|The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice SDG 4 - Quality Education
Improving Healthcare management and government policy through data analytics driven modelling
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Mathematics and Physics SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Acceleration of Big Data Applications - Analytics Engines
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy, Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy|Secure Connected Intelligence – AI and the Data Revolution School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Making banking crisis proof: Helping the Bank of England and financial analysts learn from past crises
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy, Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy|Inclusive and Cohesive Communities Queen's Management School
Performing Restoration Shakespeare
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities School of Arts, English and Languages
Needle Free Delivery and mRNA Vaccines
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Pharmacy SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Adverse Childhood Experiences in South Africa
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Development of a Biopsychosocial Translational Research Programme
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Psychology SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Transformative Sexual and Reproductive Health Intervention
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Nursing and Midwifery SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Queen’s Communities and Place – Lasting Solutions for Local Challenges
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities|SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Building on the success of mercury capture to drive change in the petroleum industry
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy
Blow moulding research leads to hi-tech spin out company
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy
A Transformative and Sustainable Economy Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences|School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production|SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
PROSPER transforms global debate on the value of glasses for workers, improving productivity and well-being
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences SDG 1 - No Poverty|SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities|SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being|SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
Improving treatment and quality of life for patients with Prostate Cancer
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Improving Healthcare for Children with Cerebral Palsy via Surveillance
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Nursing and Midwifery SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
A New Approach to Weaning Critically Ill Patients from Mechanical Ventilation across the UK
Healthy Living for All
Healthy Living for All School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being