Research conducted at the University of Stirling inspires positive change, brings new perspectives and aims to address some of society’s biggest challenges. Explore our Research Spotlight articles for a closer look at just some of the influential research we’re working on.
Spotlight on REF 2021
University of Stirling research is making a tangible difference across the globe – with new analysis recognising that 87% is of the highest standard, having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society.
Combatting poverty and hunger via sustainable aquaculture
We have enhanced farm management in Europe, Latin America and Africa, which has led to increases in fish production, optimising the use of space and resources, and reduced the environmental impact from aquaculture.
Improving pre-hospital emergency care
Our research has changed pre-hospital hypoglycaemia and handover practice across the UK and beyond.
Uncovering forgotten history and shaping a sense of place
Dunfermline Abbey is one of the most important ecclesiastical sites in Scotland. Find out how Stirling research has been central to reshaping its rich story and bringing its historical significance to the fore.
Dementia and ageing research
We find innovative solutions to the challenges of ageing and dementia that are enabling older people to live independent lives, for longer.
Saving Europe's freshwaters
Find out how our research has been critical to implementing major new policies to repair tens of thousands of water bodies across Europe.
The Daily Mile
Our research showed that a simple local solution could improve the fitness of school pupils. Now 10,000+ schools have adopted The Daily Mile approach.
Tackling depression, suicide and other psychiatric emergencies
Our research seeks to explore new ways in which free mental health awareness and intervention can create positive outcomes and new care pathways for patients struggling with depression or at risk of suicide.
Education and the Curriculum for Excellence
How education experts at Stirling are helping to ensure young people get the best possible education.
Enhancing avalanche safety through philosophy
Learn how our research is informing best practice among mountain safety practitioners, professionals and educators around the world.
Ensuring transparency in surveillance camera use
Learn how research conducted at Stirling has been pivotal to the creation of a National Surveillance Camera Strategy designed to ensure surveillance cameras are used responsibly and with transparency.
Preserving Scotland’s sporting heritage
Find out more about our work to preserve and celebrate Scotland’s rich and diverse sporting history.
Our Institute of Aquaculture's priorities reflect a global interest in understanding how aquaculture can support the rapidly increasing human population without depleting wild-fish stocks.
Stirling’s leading role in human rights reform
Learn more about how our research is helping to ensure human rights are embedded across the work of government so that law and policy supports the dignity of everyone in Scotland.
Terror and Wonder
Find out how our research helped to shape the world's largest ever public exhibition of the Gothic at the British Library.
Healthy Ageing in Scotland
We undertook the first comprehensive study of over 50s in Scotland that gathers information on their health, economic circumstances and social wellbeing.
Find out how our work to make tobacco products less attractive is helping to tackle one of society’s biggest health problems.
Utilising computer science to save businesses time and money
Discover how our research into industrial scheduling and optimisation has helped businesses in the UK and across Europe save millions of pounds in costs and years of staff time.