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Our vibrant research community collaborates with diverse partners to shape policy and practice, drive innovation and change lives for the better throughout the UK's four nations and around the globe. Here we tell the stories of its impact on the world.

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COVID-19 research

OU research supports society as we move through the pandemic.

Key areas of research are Health & Wellbeing where we consider the effect of COVID-19 mainly on people’s mental health; Inequalities where we highlight the experiences of already vulnerable groups such as children and people with disabilities; Online Learning and Education where we look at the opportunities to deliver more learning online during the pandemic.

Read about our COVID-19 research