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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.

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
Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland