Contributions made to the improvement of everyday life featured in 72 highly rated impact studies. These impact studies included examples of research which developed health treatments, supported needs-based education, and improved urban and transport planning. Improvements to public health featured prominently among the highly rated impact studies. Examples included topics such as:
- improved management of drinking water
- innovative medical treatments
- educational campaigns to increase people’s daily physical activity levels.
A number of FoRs were associated with this theme including 11 Public and Allied Health Sciences, 13 Education and 12 Built Environment and Design.