Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Our Impact

Our impact towards creating a transformed applied asthma research culture and environment

The Centre's goals involve creating outcomes that will transform the applied asthma research culture and environment in the UK to improve the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of people living with asthma. These outcomes include: 

  • Increased awareness of the value of asthma research 
  • Increased sharing of methods and knowledge 
  • Increased research collaborations across the Centre and beyond 
  • Asthma research being brought into public interest 
  • Increased public engagement, trust, and confidence in research 
  • Increased funding for asthma research 
Mapping our Impact graphic detailing the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research's routes to impact

Theory of Change approach 

The Theory of Change approach is a methodology which links what we do (Our inputs) to our intended outcomes. It enables us to define our long-term goals and then maps our key actions to achieve those goals. In the process of achieving the Centre’s goals, we hope to create wider social, clinical, and personal impacts. 

Our graphic outlines the five strands of work where the Centre is focussing its actions towards impact: Core Infrastructure, Postgraduate Training, Patient and Public Involvement, High Quality Research, and Systems for Engagement. These five pillars produce outputs which create outcomes and impact from the Centre.  

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Our actions towards impact

The pages below outline the work we are doing towards impact. 

High Quality Research Processes and Outputs

Examples of research processes and outputs in the Centre
Increasing collaborative research grants and publications between network members

UK-wide respiratory Patient and Public Involvement network

three members of the Patient and Public Involvement group smiling and laughing
Leading Best Practice for Patient and Public Involvement in respiratory research

Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement

Examples of advocacy and stakeholder engagement activities in the Centre
Helping external stakeholders understand the value of collaborative research and be aware of and use our research outputs

Multi-disciplinary training

postgraduate platform members of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research
Increasing expertise in respiratory research

Supportive Core Infrastructure

Multiple people's hands reaching together
The best practice in research networking