ESRC Placement Fellowship

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Politics and International Studies


This project is based in the Government Social Research Unit in HM Treasury, on a placement fellowship, attempting to engage the external research community – especially university-based academics – in government policy-making.  The project is designed to facilitate better understanding of how UK society is changing, the causes of change, and the possible consequences for social policy.  It will do this both through developing systems to enable academics to communicate easier with policy-makers, both civil servants and politicians, as well as organising events focussing around individual topics of interest to policy-makers.  It will attempt to identify areas where policy-making could benefit from research done in external policy communities, as well as helping to indentify any existing gaps in knowledge.


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