Latest News from RAND Europe

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    Event

    CCHSR lecture examines the promise of universal NHS healthcare

    18 Nov 2021

    Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive of National Voices, will share 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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    Announcement

    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.

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    Announcement

    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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    Announcement

    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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    Expert Insights: 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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    Announcement

    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.

  • Announcement

    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.

  • Announcement

    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.

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    Hulme discusses research on serious and organised crime

    28 Apr 2021

    Research leader Shann Hulme discusses her report, Mapping the Risk of Serious and Organised Crime Infiltrating Legitimate Businesses, with Paul Adamson on the Encompass podcast "In Conversation."

  • News Release

    Liaison and Diversion Services Can Help Vulnerable People in the Criminal Justice System

    12 Apr 2021

    An NHS England programme aimed at supporting vulnerable people in the criminal justice system may significantly reduce the chances of those with mental and other health needs from receiving custodial sentences.

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    Event

    Experts discuss how to redesign jobs for better employee wellbeing at Cambridge Festival webinar

    29 Mar 2021

    In this webinar presented by RAND Europe for Cambridge Festival 2021, research experts Prof Chris Warhurst and Christian van Stolk discussed how we could be exploring ways to create better jobs and a better society as a result. Research leader Mike Whitmore moderated the talk.

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    Exploring Workplace Financial Wellbeing Interventions

    08 Mar 2021

    Workplace financial wellbeing interventions could offer a key means for addressing rising financial concerns and mental health issues in the workplace. In this video, Christian van Stolk and Jennifer Bousfield describe their findings from an extensive analysis of British and Asian workplace survey data.

  • Announcement

    RAND Europe appoints Magdalena Douleva as its first Director of Development

    01 Feb 2021

    RAND Europe president Hans Pung welcomes Magdalena Douleva’s appointment as part of ambitious plans to broaden the organisation’s impact by exploring how philanthropic gifts could allow us to examine new and cross-cutting areas of policy importance.

  • Announcement

    Bridget Kendall MBE joins RAND Europe’s Council of Advisors

    27 Jan 2021

    RAND Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of former BBC Correspondent Bridget Kendall MBE to our Council of Advisors.

  • Announcement

    Spotlight highlights research from a turbulent year

    26 Jan 2021

    Spotlight 2020–2021 features examples of our research that helped to improve people's lives during a challenging year. It also highlights a selection of research initiatives on the horizon for 2021.

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    Defence Challenges and Opportunities for Norway

    10 Dec 2020

    Ruth Harris, research director for the Defence, Security, and Infrastructure group at RAND Europe, is joined by senior political scientist Stephen Flanagan and international defence researcher Gene Germanovich in a discussion about their study on enhancing deterrence and defence on NATO's northern flank.

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    Event

    RAND Europe supports the Air Power Conference 2020

    09 Dec 2020

    RAND Europe supported this year’s Air Power Conference, which focused on how the UK can deter and meet the challenges of increased air power competition and the proliferation of advanced weapons systems. Research leader James Black was one of the event's featured speakers.

  • Professor Sir Mike Richards gives the CCHSR Annual Lecture 2020

    Event

    CCHSR lecture focuses on importance of early cancer diagnosis

    12 Nov 2020

    Professor Sir Michael Richards, an eminent cancer specialist, presented this year’s Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research lecture. He discussed how, even though cancer survival in England has improved steadily over the past 20 years, survival rates for most types of cancer continue to lag behind those in other developed countries.

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    News Release

    COVID-19 'Vaccine Nationalism' Could Cost the World Up to $1.2 Trillion a Year

    28 Oct 2020

    Nationalistic behaviour by governments may exclude some countries from gaining access to COVID-19 vaccines and cost the global economy up to $1.2 trillion a year in GDP, according to a new study from the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe.