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Connecting research to policy is complex, unpredictable and time consuming – so should we expect academics to do it on their own?

Bird, Jenny (2021) Connecting research to policy is complex, unpredictable and time consuming – so should we expect academics to do it on their own? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (27 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Earlier in the year the chief executive of UKRI, Dame Ottoline Leyser, argued that a research culture that prizes the figure of the ‘lone genius’ has stifled productive collaboration. Drawing on the experience of UCL’s Faculty of Engineering Sciences Policy Impact Unit, Jenny Bird discusses five reasons that can make it difficult for individual academics to engage in the policymaking process and suggests that dedicated policy units present an important mechanism for supporting both learning about and increasing the impact of academic research on policy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 15:09
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 15:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112320

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