A template for those wanting to co-produce and co-develop projects and partnerships between academia and policy and for planning more strategic academic policy engagement.
Barry Coughlan, University of Cambridge, explores how working with their policy partner, the National Children’s Bureau, helped ensure that policy and practice messages were informed by those with lived experience when researching outcomes for children who have experienced adversity.
A report exploring different emerging models for regional academic-policy engagement, specific challenges of engagement at the regional policy level, and outlining conditions that will strengthen this.
Academics often give up their time to chat with policy professionals about policy priorities – nearly 400 did so as part of our policy fellowship programme. In this blog we ask, what motivates academics to meet with policy makers and what exactly do they get out of these interactions?
Case study from CAPE partner Northumbria who worked with Carnegie UK to develop a guide on roundtable approaches to building effective societal wellbeing frameworks.
Sheena Cruickshank details how her team in Manchester worked with local residents to explore barriers to active travel and develop solutions to encourage the take up of active travel, and reflects on what they learnt about co-produced community engagement.
We share four systems thinking tools that academics at CAPE universities have been using in collaboration with health policy officials to support work on NHS waiting time recovery.
David Frayne, author of The Refusal of Work, discusses how decision makers from a range of political parties at the Welsh Senedd and Westminster as well as the Trade Union Congress Wales received the results of a pilot study on the four day working week.
A report on the value of academic advisers in local and regional authorities based upon our experience of convening the Local and Regional Authority Academic Advisers (LRAAA) network.
Vicky Kemp and her research team at the University of Nottingham reflect on how they used their extensive electronic police custody records dataset in a collaboration with the Ministry of Justice.
A guide to support policy organisations who are facing an urgent policy decision to commission a rapid evidence assessment.
We discuss what the policy system challenges are in London with colleagues from the Greater London Authority.