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 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”.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.