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  • Image of a HAR2 Bell Griffin helicopter, seen here at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus on 4 July 2021 assisting with efforts to tackle wildfires across Cyprus, photo by Cpl Phil Dye/UK Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright


    Expert Insights: 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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    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 not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, discuss how primary care practices can support patients to use 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 non-executive 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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    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.

  • Exploring Workplace Financial Wellbeing Interventions


    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.

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    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.

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    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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    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


    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.

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    Using AI to Tackle Disinformation Online

    23 Oct 2020

    RAND Europe analyst Linda Slapakova talks with RAND senior behavioral scientist William Marcellino about their study on human-machine detection of online-based malign information.

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    UKRI-commissioned study conducts real-time review of upcoming REF 2021

    05 Oct 2020

    A new study led by RAND Europe will conduct a real-time review of the upcoming REF 2021, evaluating researchers’ perceptions of the assessment process while they are preparing and submitting their work.

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    Sustainable Pharmaceutical Innovation for COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

    16 Sep 2020

    RAND Europe's Sonja Marjanovic describes the critical success criteria for innovation in infectious disease, antimicrobial, and vaccine research and development.

  • Announcement

    Professor Dahlan joins RAND Europe Council of Advisors

    14 Sep 2020

    RAND Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Malik Dahlan, a transnational regulatory lawyer and policy expert, to its Council of Advisors.

  • The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Crop)


    The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry

    08 Sep 2020

    RAND Europe's Sonja Marjanovic explains how changes in society have brought about opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry to innovate to better meet the needs of patients and health care systems.

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    Using Binding Pay Transparency Measures to Encourage Equal Pay for Equal Work

    14 Aug 2020

    RAND Europe experts Joanna Hofman and Michaela Bruckmayer discuss their study on binding pay transparency measures as a tool for encouraging equal pay for equal work. They consider key concepts in the debate and potential challenges in implementing the measures across the EU.

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    COVID-19 Briefing Series: Examining the Post-COVID-19 Workforce

    19 Jun 2020

    In this briefing, RAND's Christian van Stolk discusses how policymakers and employers can rethink and retool the workplace to support employee health and well-being and maintain productivity during the pandemic.

  • Announcement

    Experts discuss COVID-19 and new security and defence challenges in Europe

    05 Jun 2020

    Questions around security and defence in Europe and the impacts of COVID-19 were addressed by RAND Europe experts in a webinar hosted by the Luiss School of Government on the 28th May 2020.