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UCL Public Policy

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UCL Public Policy is an initiative of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research) which seeks to bring UCL’s academic expertise to bear on pressing public policy challenges by integrating knowledge and evidence from across disciplines to inform policy. It provides an interface for researchers and policymakers, facilitates routes for engagement between research and public policy, supports the translation of research into policy-focused outputs, and promotes dialogue and debate on key public policy questions. 

UCL Public Policy holds public events and roundtable discussions on policy issues, manages a policy placement scheme, and supports specific policy-oriented research activity and briefings.

Latest News from UCL Public Policy

  • Up Close and Policy sessions offer the chance to hear from senior UCL academics and policymakers on their experience of academic-policy engagement. Hear from Professor Susan Michie (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change) and Andrew Black (Department of Health) on 16 May - more details here.
  • UCL Public Policy currently has policy placement opportunities to support researchers to gain experience of working in policy environments. Deadline for applications is the 25th April. Find out more and how to apply.
  • Are you grappling with a policy problem that would benefit from behaviour change expertise? If yes, then this new initiative is for you. In collaboration with the Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) we are launching a ground-breaking ‘Behaviour Change Clinic’ – to find out more and how to get involved visit the CBC website.
  • 26th April, 'How to advise government? Routes into the policy making process'. This event is in partnership with the Mile End institute. More information and to register, visit eventbrite
  • Data for Policy 2016 International Conference 'Frontiers of Data Science for Government:Ideas, Practices, and Projections' is calling for paper submissions. To find out more and to submit an abstract, visit the conference website.
  • To read UCL Public Policy's blogs, including posts from the Wellcome Trust and co-produced blogs with The Mile End institute and Grand Challenge of Global Health, visit our events page.
  • UCL postgraduate students or researchers who have been on a policy placement are invited to join the new UCL Public Policy Alumni Network. The network is open to all, regardless of whether the placement was arranged through UCL Public Policy or another scheme.
  • UCL digital research facility gets go-ahead. The Government has committed to investing in a new facility at UCL to help policymakers develop ways of evening out the UK’s regional economic divides.
  • LAUNCH OF LANDMARK NEW RESEARCH REPORT: 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change report launched in London on 23rd June. The report builds upon he ground breaking UCL-Lancet Commission published in 2009 when climate change was first described as the "biggest threat to global health of the 21st century” Read the briefing reports for policy makers here.
  • UCL academics make 10 recommendations to NICE on social values
  • Update on UCL Policy Commissions: UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science Chair Chris Rapley has been performing in his co-written play 2071 at the Royal Court; the  UCL Green Economy Policy Commission has seen one of its recommendations taken up in the Liberal Democrat manifesto as well as informing numerous policy discussions. Read more.
  • Policy briefings published on Britain and the EU.
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