Expert Insights

The Expert Insights podcast features RAND Europe researchers discussing their latest findings and taking an in-depth look at the pressing policy issues of the day.

The Expert Insights podcast features RAND Europe researchers discussing their latest findings and taking an in-depth look at the pressing policy issues of the day.

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Episodes

  • Businessman hands searching information in Stack of papers files on work in office

    Expert Insights: The Future of Research Assessments

    Sep 17, 2021

    How do researchers expect the types of research they produce to change in the next 5 to 10 years? In this Expert Insights podcast, Catriona Manville and Susan Guthrie discuss the future of the research landscape and how changes may affect the nature of research assessment in the UK.

  • Image of a HAR2 Bell Griffin helicopter, seen here at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus on 4 July 2021 assisting with efforts to tackle wildfires across Cyprus, photo by Cpl Phil Dye/UK Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright

    Understanding the Value of Defence

    Jul 13, 2021

    RAND Europe Defence, Security and Infrastructure director Ruth Harris and Research Leader James Black examine the ‘value proposition’ of UK defence in this audio conversation. They explore how the value it brings to the nation can be better articulated across government, to partners and to the wider public.

  • Soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in flooded Staines-Upon-Thames, photo by Cpl Richard Cave LBPPA/Crown Copyright CC BY-NC 2.0

    Crisis Response in a Changing Climate

    Jun 4, 2021

    In this audio conversation, senior analyst Lucia Retter is joined by Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, the nonexecutive director for climate change and sustainability for UK Defence, to discuss a study on the implications of climate change for UK defence logistics in crisis response situations.

  • Senior woman laughing with nurse, photo by sturti/Getty Images

    U.K. Public Preferences for Funding NHS and Social Care

    Apr 29, 2021

    Jon Sussex, chief economist at RAND Europe, is joined by senior analyst Hui Lu in a discussion about their study on how the U.K. public thinks funding for the National Health Service (NHS) and social care should be raised.

  • HMS Westminster departs Reykjavik for Exercise Trident Juncture, photo by PO Jim Gibson RNR/Public Domain

    Defence Challenges and Opportunities for Norway

    Dec 10, 2020

    Ruth Harris, research director for the Defence, Security, and Infrastructure group at RAND Europe, is joined by senior political scientist Stephen Flanagan and international defence researcher Gene Germanovich in a discussion about their study on enhancing deterrence and defence on NATO's northern flank.

  • Increasing Connections. A closely connected network of people and technology. Illustration. Photo by  James Thew/Adobe Stock

    Using AI to Tackle Disinformation Online

    Oct 23, 2020

    RAND Europe analyst Linda Slapakova talks with RAND senior behavioral scientist William Marcellino about their study on human-machine detection of online-based malign information.

  • Equal pay for men and women, image by pict rider/Adobe Stock

    Using Binding Pay Transparency Measures to Encourage Equal Pay for Equal Work

    Aug 14, 2020

    RAND Europe experts Joanna Hofman and Michaela Bruckmayer discuss their study on binding pay transparency measures as a tool for encouraging equal pay for equal work. They consider key concepts in the debate and potential challenges in implementing the measures across the EU.