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    Expert Insights: Truth Decay in Europe

    17 May 2022

    The role of facts and data in public life in Europe is changing and a new study has found evidence of the signs of Truth Decay. However, there is still time to act and help prevent or slow its growth. Senior researchers Axelle Devaux and Stijn Hoorens discuss the research in the Expert Insights podcast.

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    Lucas discusses 'How do we build a resilient society?' at Cambridge Festival 2022

    31 Mar 2022

    During an expert panel discussion hosted by RAND Europe at the 2022 Cambridge Festival, Rebecca Lucas explored the question, 'How do we build a resilient society?'

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    Annual review highlights evidence-based research

    23 Feb 2022

    The complexities of COVID-19 have increased the importance of evidence-based policymaking. Our annual review, Spotlight 2021-2022, highlights selected RAND Europe projects that address the important issues of our time.

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    Investment in languages education could return double for UK economy

    22 Feb 2022

    Investing in languages education in the UK will return more than the investment cost, even under conservative assumptions, according to a new study from RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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    COG-UK Consortium's Pathogen Genomics Expertise Played Important Role in UK Response to COVID-19; Valuable Contribution to Public Health Genomics Should Not Be Lost

    15 Feb 2022

    The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium's efforts to sequence and understand the diverse variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, have been key to informing public health decisionmaking and efforts to control its spread.

  • The Command and Staff Academic Provision (CSAP) contract award team is pictured in the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the Defence Academy with [front row, left to right]: Major General Andrew Roe, Chief Executive and Commandant of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom; Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal of King’s College London; Lieutenant General Sir George Norton KCVO CBE, Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies, photo by Kevin Schwaerzler, Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyright


    RAND Europe supports KCL to secure long-term contract delivering defence and security education

    18 Jan 2022

    King’s College London (KCL) has successfully secured the Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to deliver professional military education at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. RAND Europe and Cranfield University will be collaborating with KCL to deliver this contract over the next few years.

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    The Global Digital Skills Gap

    14 Jan 2022

    Increasing digitalisation has changed the nature of work, making digital skills an essential attribute for the modern workforce. However, the demand for digital skills is outpacing the supply, creating a global digital skills 'gap'. RAND Europe researchers Salil Gunashekar and Carolina Feijao discuss what is driving the digital skills gap and how organisations could address the issue.

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    Greater Adoption of Telemedicine Could Reap Benefits for the Canadian Economy of Nearly 6 Billion CAD Annually

    06 Dec 2021

    Increasing the use of telemedicine in Canada through teleconsultations between patients and their primary care provider could lead to benefits for patients, society, and the economy. The economic value of time saved, through fewer hours spent on traveling to appointments and waiting, could be up to 5 billion CAD alone each year.

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    Fahy Speaks at World Hospital Congress in Barcelona

    29 Nov 2021

    Discussing his research into the pandemic's influence on use of digital health tools, Research Group Director Nick Fahy posed the question, ‘Is it a bicycle or an elastic band?’ That is, will the use of digital health technology snap back after the pandemic ends, or will the pandemic spur on greater use over time?

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    CCHSR lecture examines the promise of universal NHS healthcare

    18 Nov 2021

    Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive of National Voices, shared her thoughts on the ‘universality’ of NHS services as a promise more complex than widely assumed. A deeper understanding of what this promise means now may enable a more progressive, inclusive and human-shaped recovery.

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    European Strategic Autonomy in Defence

    09 Nov 2021

    What does European strategic autonomy in defence mean for the EU, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and EU-U.S. relations? In this Expert Insights podcast, researchers discuss the path towards greater EU defence integration and factors that affect how this autonomy develops going forward.

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    Black provides expertise at numerous space policy events

    03 Nov 2021

    Research Leader and space policy expert James Black has a busy month, with three engagements at UK and international events.

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    Fahy joins RAND Europe to direct health and wellbeing research group

    18 Oct 2021

    Dr Nicholas (Nick) Fahy has joined RAND Europe as the new group director for health and wellbeing research, including health systems and healthcare innovation, workplace wellbeing, and the behavioural and social determinants of health and wellbeing.

  • A soldier returned safely from Afghanistan, heads home with his family, photo by Sergeant Ian Forsyth RLC/Crown Copyright OGL


    RAND Europe, KCL selected as preferred bidders to manage the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Research Centre

    23 Sep 2021

    A consortium of RAND Europe and the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) at King’s College London has been selected as the preferred bidder to manage the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre from 2022-2027.

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    Testimony addresses tech and the future of UK foreign policy

    21 Sep 2021

    Researchers presented written testimony to the UK House of Commons concerning how the FCDO could support the UK’s response to the opportunities and challenges presented by new and emerging technologies. This could be through new forms of diplomatic engagement and building globally shared understandings of standards, rules and norms for the responsible development and use of new technologies.

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    The Future of Research Assessments

    17 Sep 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.

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    Strategic Airlift in Africa

    20 Aug 2021

    A narrated presentation describes the Strategic Airlift in Africa project undertaken for the Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE), including the study objectives, complexity of lift challenges, impact of poor coordination, opportunities for improving coordination, and areas for further investigation.

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    Testimony addresses UK space defence

    30 Jul 2021

    Researchers presented written evidence to the UK House of Commons Defence Select Committee concerning the Government’s approach to developing and protecting the UK’s defence space capabilities, including interoperability with allies, improving the resilience of assets, aligning private sector investment, and ensuring high calibre staffing.

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    Understanding the Value of Defence

    13 Jul 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.

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    Drew joins RAND Europe, focuses on security and emerging technologies

    05 Jul 2021

    Dr Alexi Drew has joined RAND Europe to build its expertise in the defence and security area on issues relating to emerging technologies and their security and geopolitical implications.

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    Wilkinson brings defence strategy, acquisition and economics expertise

    05 Jul 2021

    Dr Ben Wilkinson has joined RAND Europe as Senior Research Leader in the Defence, Security and Infrastructure Team. An expert in defence and security issues, his work will deepen and expand RAND Europe’s reputation as a trusted centre of research and analysis in these areas.

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    Funding Social Care: The Public's Preferences

    23 Jun 2021

    Jon Sussex, chief economist at RAND Europe, spoke as part of We Are the Solution, the Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) Future of Social Care Conference.

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    Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care

    18 Jun 2021

    John Campbell, professor of general practice and primary care at the University of Exeter, and Brandi Leach, senior analyst at RAND Europe, discuss how primary care practices can support patients' use of digital services.

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    Crisis Response in a Changing Climate

    04 Jun 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.

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

    29 Apr 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.