Making a Difference

Keele Law School has a long tradition of understanding law as a social tool that is constituted by and constitutive of broader social relations and reputation for producing research which changes the law, informs policy debates and engages with activists and civil society. Most recently, our commitment to making a difference has been recognised in REF 2014 with 53% of our submitted impact work judged as world-leading, bringing us in the Top 15 for world-leading impact work. Staff working in the Healthcare Law and Bioethics cluster, also contributed to Keele's Philosophy submission which was ranked first in the country for its Impact work.

Keele Law School has engaged with specific audiences at international, national and local levels. These included:

Parliamentary Committees (Domestic and International)

  • The Public Bills Committee;
  • The UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights;
  • The Joint Committee for the Modern Slavery Bill parliamentary Committee;
  • The Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Constitution, Law and Justice Committee;
  • The Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, Subcommittee on Trafficking in Women and prostitution

Judicial bodies

  • The Sentencing Advisory Panel;
  • ECHR, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Argentinean, Australian and Israeli courts

The Law Commission

The Law Commission

Legal professions and their regulators

  • The Law Society
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • The Bar Standards Board
  • The Quality Assurance Agency

Medical professions, regulators and policy bodies

  • The Nuffield Foundation
  • The European Network of Research Integrity Offices
  • The General Medical Council
  • The European Society on Transplantation- Ethical Legal Psychological Aspect of Transplantation
  • Committee on Publication Ethics
  • World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)

International Organisations

  • The International Organisation for Migration
  • Glion Human Rights Dialogue
  • Amnesty International


  • Brighter Futures
  • Voices of Experience
  • Savana
  • The POPPY Project
  • Anti-Slavery International
  • The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group

Below we feature some of the impact research which the law school has produced: