Jonathan Grant Appointed President of RAND Europe

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Wednesday
November 1, 2006

Jonathan Grant has become President of RAND Europe, an independent, not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

RAND Corporation President and CEO James A Thomson announced the appointment. RAND Europe is part of US-based RAND Corporation, known for delivering the highest-quality of world-class research and analysis for nearly 60 years.

Grant joined RAND Europe in 2002, having been Head of Policy at the Wellcome Trust. Under Grant's tenure, RAND Europe's office in Cambridge UK where he is based, has roughly quadrupled in size, number of staff and volume of work. Grant received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, and has published extensively on health research and development, population issues and other policy matters.

“We are pleased Jonathan has accepted the task to further RAND Europe's work and build on its commitment to provide high quality policy research and analysis to existing and potential clients across Europe,” Thomson said.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead RAND Europe's progression into a new stage of growth and development,” Grant states.

Grant's appointment coincides with the consolidation of RAND's operations in Europe to a new headquarters based in RAND Europe's Cambridge office. The consolidation —resulting in the closing of offices in Berlin and Leiden, the Netherlands— will provide better service to RAND Europe's public and private sector clients throughout Europe.

RAND Europe's main research areas include: modelling, defence & security, evaluation & audit, health & healthcare and science & technology. Clients include European governments, foundations, supreme audit bodies and international organisations such as the European Commission.

Recent RAND Europe studies have looked at: the indirect impacts of European proposals for Internet video regulation on selected sectors; patient choice in hospital treatment; fraud and error in social security systems; increasing low birth rates in Europe; travel demand in the Isles of Scilly; and the future of pensions markets.

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