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Our researchers are daring, visionary thinkers, constantly asking difficult questions and providing answers that give insights into your life.

We look at issues that affect you both now and in the future - from how your online footprint affects your human rights to how we can feed the world's growing population. Our research shapes thinking and influences policy. We've helped governments model the effects of their economic policies and shaped the global debate on mental health law reform.


Professor Leo Schalkwyk
Research commentary

Ageing: how our ‘epigenetic clocks’ slow down as we get older. Leonard Schalkwyk, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Essex's discusses 'Epigenetics', the science of how environmental factors influence our genes.

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Research showcase and impact case studies

Find our more about the impact our researchers are having across the globe.

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Our academics are leading lights in their fields and many make regular appearances on TV and radio. From brief comments to full interviews, we can put you in touch with academics across our subject range.