Research for policy

24th April 2013 to 25th April 2013

The course will run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.

This two-day course is for people who want to understand the relationship between research and policy. The course aims to familiarise students with theory and practical issues with getting research into the policy arena both from a research point of view and from a policy maker’s point of view. Suitable for academics and policy makers, Masters students and PhD students. Students will listen to a range of guest lectures by leading academics and policy makers. In 2012 this course included the following guest lecturers:

  • Professor Anna Vignoles: The role of economic modelling in influencing government education policy
  • Dr Ruth Lupton: Influencing housing policy using qualitative research
  • Dr Rebecca Allen: The Brighton and Hove school lottery
  • Professor Gemma Moss: Policy from a policy maker’s perspective
  • Leon Feinstein: The role of research in Whitehall
  • Tim Butcher: Research and policy at the Low Pay Commission
  • Lee Elliott Major: Enabling research to impact on policy and practice: The role of the Sutton Trust