Innovation, Management and PrACTice (IMPact) Research Centre

The IMPact research centre examines practice and theoretical issues related to technology change, organising and management practice.

  1. The Digitisation of Management, Work and Organisation
  2. Innovation benefits realisation
  3. Sustainable futures of work and consumption
  4. Regulation, space and the built environment
  5. Clean growth and renewable energy

We believe that enterprise and innovation, along with social, organisational and economic transformation, are key to the future prosperity, sustainability and wellbeing. We are determined to maximise the impact of our research locally, nationally and globally through contribution to theory, policy and practice.

This is reflected in the interdisciplinary and international make-up of the team. IMPact forms a dynamic and focused research environment. It’s founded on the development and exchange of knowledge and ideas about key technological, social, organisational and management challenges.

We also develop theoretical insights which translate into impactful engagement with key stakeholders, including the UK Police, the Swedish Government, the Finnish Government, the UK Armed Forces and UK local government.

Our strong working relationships with a growing number of key individuals and professional bodies support the Faculty's mission to conduct research that is as valuable to practitioners and policy makers as it is to our academic colleagues.

One of the key projects currently being worked on is Eastern New Energy, which includes the spin out project with The New Meaning Foundation, looking at decarbonising the micro-home units as much as possible and developing off-grid/zero carbon versions for sites which utility connectivity is challenging. Find out more about the Micro Homes Project here.

Whether you're seeking to do a PhD, have a research need, or want advice about realising an opportunity, we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact Professor Chris Ivory, Centre Director at



Individual staff projects – current

Individual staff projects - past