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  • Evaluating the Q Improvement Lab

    RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge tested whether the Q Improvement Lab approach could become an effective, valuable way of developing ideas or interventions to support positive change at multiple levels of the health and care system.

Our Work

We seek to expand perspectives through thought-provoking, impartial and robust analysis of key policy issues.

  • Commentary

    Ammonia – Why the Big Stink?

    18 Sep 2018

    Giles, et al.

    Ammonia pollution harms human health and reduces the richness and diversity of the environment. As new policy frameworks are implemented in the UK, there is an opportunity to support farmers to make the changes necessary to reduce ammonia pollution.

  • Project

    Understanding barriers to international mobility for researchers

    18 Sep 2018

    International travel can help researchers work better together, but it has its challenges. RAND Europe surveyed researchers to gain a better understanding of their experiences of travelling for work and how that varies internationally.

  • Project

    Agricultural ammonia emissions carry steep costs

    17 Sep 2018

    Ammonia emissions in the UK have been rising since 2013, largely due to agricultural waste and fertiliser runoff. Research suggests that the impacts of ammonia on biodiversity, ecosystems, and human health can be significant, with costs in the UK alone totalling over £700 million per year by 2020.

  • Announcement

    New centre focuses on the future

    22 Aug 2018

    RAND Europe has created a new research centre that uses futures and foresight techniques to help clients visualise what may lie ahead, allowing the benefits and drawbacks of different options and actions to be explored.

  • Commentary

    How Early Childhood Education and Care Can Help to Tackle the Impact of Childhood Disadvantage

    20 Aug 2018

    McBride, et al.

    Disadvantaged children underperform educationally partly because on average they experience more risk factors. Interventions to address multiple causes of underperformance for disadvantaged children may have a better chance of success. The calibre of early childhood education and care professionals also likely matters.

  • Project

    Citizen science generates ideas and explores consensus

    16 Aug 2018

    Citizen science-based idea management platforms offer a digital social space to generate, discuss, refine and evaluate ideas. Additionally, a variety of methods exist for exploring expert consensus, many of which are Delphi-based. Researchers provide a practical overview of online approaches to opinion gathering.

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