Many academics get involved in research because they want to make a difference – they want to have an impact on how policy and practice are formed, implemented or understood. The difference we make is demonstrated through our REF Impact Case Studies, our pathway stories and the many prizes and honours that have been awarded to our hard working
Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR)
The policy world is dynamic, turbulent and, despite commitments to being evidence based, not always up-to-date with respect to research knowledge and experience. There are a number of ways that academics can make a difference and PIHR researchers have a great record in this respect.