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    Exploring the link between nature and mental health

    Researchers found emerging evidence of the positive association between being in a natural environment or engaging with nature-based interventions on the one hand, and improvement in mental health on the other.

Our Work

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

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    Project

    Strategic surveillance for food safety

    14 May 2019

    Because the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) needed an approach to strategic surveillance, researchers designed an approach to strategic surveillance as well as an effective approach to selecting and prioritising topics and improving communication and coordination.

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    Project

    Evaluation of drug and alcohol "payment by results" pilots

    03 May 2019

    Eight drug and alcohol recovery PbR pilots were evaluated to assess whether this new funding approach can stimulate the market to provide different services in these areas and encourage development of more effective recovery programmes.

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    Commentary

    The Right Kind of Incentive Can Help People to Stay Active

    30 Apr 2019

    Pung, et al.

    Having the motivation to keep exercising regularly can be challenging for many of us. So the question is: what will motivate people to keep heading out the door, whether it's for a swim or to the gym, for some much-needed activity?

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    Commentary

    Finding the Real Will of the People

    30 Apr 2019

    Rohr, et al.

    It's not surprising that the British Parliament is struggling to find a solution to the Brexit impasse. That's because the 2016 vote revealed nothing about the sort of Brexit people actually wanted. When researchers asked Brits to choose between four options in 2017, there was no obvious winner.

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    Commentary

    Eight Lessons to Inform the Future Oversight of Emerging Science and Technology

    11 Apr 2019

    Parks, et al.

    The prospect of Brexit has prompted much discussion about the future of science and technology in the UK. Effective oversight systems are crucial. They could help to create public trust and minimize risks, while allowing emerging science and technology, along with the businesses that arise from them, to flourish.

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    Commentary

    A Ruling from the Hague Threatens a U.S. and British Military Base in Asia

    01 Apr 2019

    Black

    A remote and obscure tropical atoll in the Indian Ocean would seem an unlikely stage for the latest act of the United Kingdom's unfolding Brexit drama and the newest challenge to U.S. global power projection. But a nonbinding verdict in The Hague calls into question the legitimacy of the UK's administration and the major U.S. military presence on the islands' largest atoll, Diego Garcia.

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