UCL Public Policy


Expert Engagement Small Grants 2019/20

The UCL Public Policy Expert Engagement Small Grants for 2019/20


The aims of the UCL Public Policy small grants scheme are:

  • To support policy-focused activity which may not otherwise occur
  • To increase opportunities for UCL researchers to engage with external policymakers and policy professionals 
  • To improve the engagement of external policymakers with UCL research 
  • To create and enhance networks between research staff and students with external policy professionals and policy-focused organisations 
  • To build UCL’s capacity for public policy engagement and encourage research staff and students at all levels to be involved 
  • To enhance UCL’s external profile amongst policymakers
  • To evaluate, learn from and share UCL’s approach to public policy engagement, internally and externally

Small Grant Awardees for Academic Year 2019/20

Funding has been awarded to six projects under the UCL Public Policy's Expert Engagement Small Grants 2019/20 to support work by the UCL community to enhance policy engagement and impact. With the Small Grants Fund entering its fourth year, we have selected Six Expert Engagement projects from diverse parts of UCL including faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Sciences, Social and Historical Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

Project Title

Award amount (£)

Project PI/Co-I

Department (PI)

The Social Ecology of Radicalisation


Noémie BouhanaSandy Schumann

UCL Department of Security and Crime Science

A Global University for a Global Ocean


Chris BrierleyHelen Czerski

UCL Department of Geography

Heritage and State-Building in Post-conflict Iraq


Mehiyar KathemEleanor Robson

UCL Department of History

Defending Women's Rights in Hostile Times


Maxine MolyneuxShahra RazaviConstanza Tabbush

UCL Institute of the Americas

Re-thinking Prosperity for the UK in the 21st Century: Supporting Multi-stakeholder dialogues in the North West of England


Henrietta Moore

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

Facilitatiing Discussions: Barriers in the Management of Public Smart City Projects


Angeliki Maria Toli / Niamh Murtagh

UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management