Impact and areas

Shakespeare's London theatres

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Surgical site infections, improving patients quality of life


'Fitness to Plead' changing policy and influencing practise


Water Software Systems - saving water and money

Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

Saving energy - the Wattbox

Communication, Culture and Media and Studies

Cinema and Television History

Hammmer - still from the film 'The Satanic Rites of Dracula'

Research impact

At DMU we are committed to developing research excellence and we strive to ensure our research:

  • Links to our teaching programmes
  • Involves collaboration with industry and other external organisations such as the NHS
  • Delivers strong outputs and engagement activities

We are proud that our research generates real world impact such as these:

Further examples of DMU research impact can be found here.

Research areas

DMU's outstanding track record in 'real world' research is one of our core strengths, and is testament to the passion, professionalism, ambition, and dedication of colleagues across the institution.

Home to more than 60 specialist research groups and institutes which are actively engaged in hundreds of projects, DMU applies its research to the benefit of businesses and communities by delivering tangible improvements to healthcare, society, and individuals' lives.

Projects range from the creation of an artificial pancreas to improve the lives of diabetics, to the Wattbox, an automated heating control system to reduce energy consumption in homes.

A listing with full details of DMU research areas and groups can be found here.