Impact: Linking Teaching and Research at UCLan

Over the previous few academic years Schools have been involved in a project to examine the impact of their School’s research on its teaching. Each School has endeavoured to produce a short book of case studies which demonstrate the dynamic relationship between research and teaching at UCLan. Each book also articulates a vision of research-informed teaching which is unique to each participating School.

The next stage in this project is to create a website which will continue to be updated with research-informed teaching material and case studies from many different disciplines within the University.

There is also an additional multidisciplinary Impact on Pedagogic Research, where staff from different schools, detail how they have explored, applied and benefited from research into learning and teaching.

Project lead: Professor Stuart Hampton-Reeves
Project staff: General Series Editors - Stuart Hampton-Reeves, Mandy Dillon, Helen Hewertson and Peter Lumsden

Collaborators and partners

The following Schools were involved in the production of the IMPACT guides. Each School had it’s own editorial team.

  • Built and Natural Environment 
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Journalism and Digital Communications 
  • Language, Literature and International Studies 
  • Lancashire Business School and Sports, Tourism and the Outdoors 
  • Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences 
  • Health 
  • Social work 
  • Art, Design and Performance 
  • Computing , Engineering and Physical Sciences 
  • Forensic and Investigative Sciences 
  • Law 
  • Psychology 
  • Pedagogic Research (multi-disciplinary)

Clients or funders



2009 – 2012 Production of IMPACT guides

2013 – IMPACT Phase 2


Each book in the series articulates the unique, dynamic relationship between teaching and research in all our disciplines. This is of interest to colleagues, potential students, current students and employers.

Further information

To find out more information about the IMPACT project, please contact Professor Stuart Hampton-Reeves at