Professor Jim Gallagher illustrates the need for new thinking on tackling the drug deaths crisis in Scotland.
Professor Jamie Davies explores how ‘Easter eggs’ in the code of life could revolutionise healthcare with living robots that patrol the body and repair it.
To seek asylum and freedom from persecution is a fundamental human right, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and celebrated as such on World Refugee Day.
Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan lays out six observations on learning about the conditions for effective use of evidence
Professor Dan Wincott provokes further debate on territorial policy impact. The UK governs territory through complex political institutions and systems.
Jill Rutter on how, in a non-rational world, can research impact policy? When most policies are unable to follow the ‘rational’ ROAMEF cycle.
Dr Audrey MacDougall, Chief Social Researcher, reflects on why the issue of research and evidence in policy so problematic.
Professor Jim Gallagher FRSE outlines his thoughts on what it means for academic engagement in policy when politics and polity are in flux.
Dr John Boswell and Dr Jess Smith consider the perspectives of leaders in the executive branch, whose priorities, and processes ‘set the tone’ for the actors in policy work.
Dr Silvia Paracchini highlights that while the amount of genetic data now at our disposal has brought us some groundbreaking insights, the findings are not without their dilemmas for society and there is a need for clarity on how it is used going forward.
Professor Ravinder Dahiya explores new scientific interventions that could promote faster recovery from injury and more effective treatment delivery with ‘smart bandage’ technology.
Professor Nasar Meer explores policy impact concerning racial equality and the role that ‘epistemologies of ignorance’ may play in policy inequality.