RAND Europe News and Events

  • Three Cheers for Research Users Engaging in REF 2014

    31 Mar 2015


    In the UK, research outputs from universities are assessed every five years to determine future funding allocations from government. In 2014, for the first time, the Research Excellence Framework included an assessment of research impact. Research users played key roles throughout the process.

  • Paying People to Change Behavior in the UK: Lessons from Latin America

    30 Mar 2015


    Policymakers in Western countries seeking new policy levers to tackle costly lifestyle behaviors in the age of austerity may do well to take up programs based on cash incentives. Recent analysis of conditional payment programs in Latin America highlights some useful lessons.

  • UK and Europe Are Behind the Times for Single Mothers and Their Children

    11 Mar 2015

    Bird , et al.

    Single parents head 10.4 percent of households with children across Europe — 20.4 percent in the UK — and the socioeconomic gap between single- and two-parent households continues to grow. Accessible and flexible work policies are needed to improve employment conditions for single parents, especially mothers.

  • Want Better Policing? Bring on the Horses

    10 Mar 2015

    Giacomantonio, et al.

    Neighborhood patrols by mounted police in the UK are associated with comparatively higher levels of public trust and confidence than patrols by police on foot. Members of the public engage with mounted police over six times as much as they engage with police on foot.

  • Cambridge Science Festival Panel Discusses How Work Can Make You Healthier

    13 Mar 2015

    Professor Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, Dr Steve Boorman (chair of the Boorman review of health and wellbeing in the NHS) and Dr Chris van Stolk of RAND Europe explored how and to what extent the workplace can improve our health and wellbeing.

  • RAND Europe Hosts Inaugural RAND-POLIS Seminar

    09 Mar 2015

    RAND Europe held its first RAND-POLIS (Department of Politics and International Studies) Seminar with the University of Cambridge on March 5. The seminar discussed the diversity of security threats and how these threats might affect the UK over the next 5-10 years.

  • RAND Europe Research on Women's Issues

    06 Mar 2015

    RAND Europe conducts research on many topics related to and benefiting women, from workplace equality to international development to family matters.

  • Sir Gregory Winter CBE FRS and László Andor Join Council of Advisors

    30 Jan 2015

    RAND Europe announced today the appointment of two new members to its Council of Advisors: Sir Gregory Winter, master of Trinity College Cambridge, and László Andor, former European Union (EU) commissioner for employment, social affairs & inclusion.