At the University of Limerick we pride ourselves on a reputation for delivering translational research that makes an impact on industry, society and the wider community. We foster collaborative problem solving to deliver real change for our wider network of stakeholders.

The UL Research Impact programme at the University of Limerick highlights best practice across a series of activities including case study development, training and skills development, PhD scholarships and events. See our list of Impact Case Studies below. 

Research Impact Case Studies Building the Complete Dancer: Optimising Health, Performance and Longevity in Irish Dance Using psychology and the power of collective identities to combat adversity Cracking the code for continuous processing and personalised medicine Giving a voice to victims in the Irish criminal process Nutrition supports for age related muscle mass loss Improving the quality of life for people living with MS Ecologically engineered solutions to rehabilitate mining waste and mine sites Helping voters to make an informed choice 'A nation of couch potatoes?' Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health in Ireland Building Resilience - Revolutionising the way we treat back pain Scaling Agile Methods: improved software development methods Building R&D excellence in one of Ireland’s largest industries The untold story - understanding the Multinational Sector in Ireland Ground-breaking new medical alloy to improve patient treatment worldwide “By the people, for the people”, bringing public participation back to politics Setting Agendas on Gender Equality in the Higher Education Sector in Ireland


Impact News

New: UL Research Impact Podcast Series now available

Opinion: Research with impact - why bother? Prof Helena Lenihan


Case Study Development

Guide: Guide to preparing a Research Impact Case Study 

Criteria: UL Case Study Criteria 

Template: UL Research Impact Case Study Template​ 

Impact Seminar Series

Case Study Spotlight


Prof Helena Lenihan, Chair, Research Impact Committee
Professor of Economics,
Kemmy Business School / 061 20 2079

Research Impact Committee Membership: Christine Brennan, Prof Helena Lenihan, Prof Brian Fitzgerald, Prof James Gleeson, Prof Helen Kelly Holmes, Prof Kerstin Mey, Prof Donald Truxillo, Alison O’Regan, Prof Sean Redmond, Prof Catherine Woods.

For further detail contact: Christine Brennan, Research Strategy and Policy Manager, / 061 23 4318