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How do you measure impact? For some it will be the impact of a piece of research on a global stage, for others it will be our impact on changes in society, or it will be our impact on shaping dental education. The question that shapes all our interpretations of impact is always: ‘how will this research or education help make the world a better place?'

Our research performs highly in the global Research Excellence Framework and contributes to our position near the very top of the global university rankings. We’re equally successful at finding ways to turn research into practical solutions that make a difference to society through improvements in health, economy, environment or culture.

We recognise that this isn’t something we can do alone. We aim to make as profound an impact as possible by working with partners from industry, government, policy, and health services. Not just in London, but by building global networks.




Academic Lead for Impact: Professor Nigel Pitts

"Impact is seen as an important part of the research process, but why would you do research if it wasn't ultimately important in making a difference in the wider world?"

Nigel Pitts feature



How we're making an impact



Impact stories