RAND Europe News and Events

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    Event

    CCHSR 2019 lecture by Professor Sir Mike Richards to discuss cancer survival gap

    27 Nov 2019

    At this year’s annual Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research lecture (CCHSR) lecture on 27 November, Professor Sir Mike Richards will be exploring the factors underlying our poor performance in closing the cancer survival gap, and presenting recommendations for radical action.

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    Event

    Experts discuss how work plays a role in mental health

    15 Oct 2019

    RAND Europe research leader Susan Guthrie spoke on a panel of experts at the inaugural event at the 2019 Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The topic under discussion was How Does Work Play a Role in Mental Health?, a timely subject following World Mental Health Day on October 10.

  • NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, photo by Lena Ganssmann for RAND Europe

    Announcement

    NATO deputy secretary general discusses security through deterrence

    01 Oct 2019

    NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller recently gave a keynote speech at an event in Berlin co-hosted by RAND Europe and the German Marshall Fund, titled “Security Through Deterrence: A Need for New Vision”.

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    News Release

    The 'Telephone First' Approach by GPs Does Not Work for All Patients

    08 May 2019

    The 'telephone first' approach in general practice does not work for all patients and can lead to challenges for primary care staff. The system clearly suited some patients, avoiding the need to visit the surgery, but was difficult for others.

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    Morris named new University of Cambridge RAND Professor of Health Services Research

    28 Mar 2019

    Professor Stephen Morris has been appointed as the new RAND Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, starting 1 June.

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    News Release

    How Two or More Trips to the Bathroom at Night Are Costing the UK Economy £4.5 Billion a Year

    12 Mar 2019

    Frequent visits to the bathroom at night could cost the UK economy £4.5 billion a year. Waking up more than twice a night due to nocturia, a health condition that affects the lower urinary tract, can have a detrimental effect on a person's wellbeing and productivity at work, which in turn has an impact on a country's GDP.

  • Announcement

    Ling appointed to board of European Evaluation Society

    28 Jan 2019

    RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, has recently been appointed to a four-year position on the EES board. He will be sharing his more than 30 years of experience working in evaluation.

  • Origami boats made with Euro banknotes and UK and EU flags

    Announcement

    Experts Available to Discuss Economic Implications of Brexit

    11 Jan 2019

    With the UK parliament set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan next week, RAND experts are available to discuss the possible economic implications for the UK, EU and US.

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    CCHSR annual lecture explores patient and public involvement in research

    20 Nov 2018

    Professor Trish Greenhalgh, an internationally recognised academic in primary health care, discussed the unintended consequences of the UK having taken the lead in promoting patient and public involvement in health care research.

  • Giacomo Persi Paoli speaks at the UN about the dark web

    Announcement

    RAND Europe expert speaks on the dark web at UN meeting

    26 Oct 2018

    Giacomo Persi Paoli, associate director of RAND Europe's Defence, Security and Infrastructure (DSI) group, discussed his dark web research at the UN in New York on 26 October. DSI director Alexandra Hall also attended the event.

  • BBC World Service - Science in Action podcast

    Announcement

    BBC radio programme highlights survey on researcher mobility

    26 Oct 2018

    Sue Guthrie spoke to the BBC World Service "Science in Action" programme about a recent RAND Europe survey on the international movement of researchers. She detailed some of the key findings of the survey, which was commissioned by the Together Science Can campaign.

  • Giacomo Persi Paoli and Stijn Hoorens at Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018

    Event

    RAND Europe ‘Shines a light on the dark web’ at Festival of Ideas

    15 Oct 2018

    Giacomo Persi Paoli and Stijn Hoorens explored the challenges of the dark web as panellists in a discussion hosted by RAND Europe at Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas on October 15.

  • Demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018

    News Release

    Support for EEA-Style Brexit Has Increased

    11 Oct 2018

    Support for a Brexit deal based on membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) has increased. EEA membership is now supported by 43 per cent of Britons, up from 38 per cent in 2017, making it the most popular Brexit option.

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    Whitmore discusses measurement of workplace wellbeing at London seminar

    13 Sep 2018

    At the second workplace health seminar co-hosted by RAND Europe and C3 Collaborating for Health, Michael Whitmore discussed whether measurement is important when evaluating health outcomes in workplace wellbeing.

  • Woman with futuristic user interface concept

    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.

  • Event

    European Defence Skills Partnership launched

    19 Jun 2018

    On 19 June, the European Defence Skills Partnership (EDSP) was launched at a high level conference. The EDSP brings together industry, academia, authorities and innovation research and vocational organisations to foster cooperation in building skills for the European defence industry.

  • Announcement

    Experts discuss how Europe can confront Truth Decay

    22 May 2018

    With the effects of Truth Decay already being felt across Europe, RAND Europe hosted a panel of distinguished speakers—Constantijn van Oranje, Michael Rich, Ann Mettler, Madeleine de Cock Buning, and Florian Freiherr von Heintze—to discuss the implication of this phenomenon in Europe.

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    News Release

    RAND Europe (EU) Established in Belgium as Not-for-Profit International Association to be 'Focal Point' for RAND's EU Research Activity

    22 May 2018

    RAND Europe recently announced that its co-application with the US-based RAND Corporation to establish an international non-profit association (AISBL) in Belgium, RAND Europe (EU), has been successful after it received the required notarial deed and approval by Royal Decree.

  • USAID supported a fire safety class for garment workers in Bangladesh

    Event

    Tom Ling Shares Evaluation Insights in IDSS Talk

    26 Apr 2018

    RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, shared insights from his more than 20 years of experience delivering robust and practical insights for partners such as DFID, UNICEF, Save the Children, the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the European Commission. He spoke about the delivery of high quality embedded evaluations that can be utilized to provide ongoing improvement to services.

  • Schoolchildren learn about robotics in class

    Event

    Bélanger Discusses STEM Teaching at Canadian Conference

    06 Dec 2017

    Research Leader Julie Bélanger was invited to participate in the Canada 2067 National Leadership Conference. She spoke on a panel discussing how science, technology, engineering and maths are—and should be—taught in Canada.

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    Event

    Hofman, van Stolk Discuss cCBT at IAPT Conference

    06 Dec 2017

    Christian van Stolk and Joanna Hofman discussed their research on computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) at a national Digital IAPT Summit in Manchester. The event examined the development of digital technologies in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.

  • Cambridge, UK, M11 highway road sign

    Event

    Rohr Explores Future of Transport at Cambridge Network Event

    30 Nov 2017

    Senior Research Leader Charlene Rohr spoke at a Cambridge Network event that examines what travel in Britain will look like in 2035 and how Cambridge can make use of emerging technologies’ potential to alleviate future transport demands.

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    Annual CCHSR Lecture Explores Digitising the NHS

    08 Nov 2017

    Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine, bestselling author of "The Digital Doctor," and leader of the group that authored the 2016 "Wachter Report" on digitising the NHS, described why digitising healthcare is so hard, and what needs to be done to get it right.

  • Announcement

    Hafner, Troxel Discussed Sleep at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

    18 Oct 2017

    Researchers Marco Hafner and Wendy Troxel participated in a panel, 'You are what you sleep', at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The event looked at what can be done to tackle the growing problem of sleep deprivation in society, and explained why the science and economics show that sleep really matters.

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    Wellbeing and Quality of Life in Cambridge

    30 Sep 2017

    RAND Europe experts and Jane Paterson-Todd, Chief Executive of Cambridge Ahead, discuss the Quality of Life Survey, which aimed to understand what the typical employee of a Cambridge business feels about their quality of life. The research was commissioned by Cambridge Ahead, a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term.