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.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of RAND's Brussels office, a panel of distinguished speakers—Constantijn van Oranje, Michael Rich, Ann Mettler, Madeleine de Cock Buning, and Florian Freiherr von Heintze—discussed Truth Decay 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.
RAND Europe has been named a key partner in a new research institute to study how to improve healthcare. The Health Foundation awarded nearly £40 million to create the new institute, which will be established at the University of Cambridge.
Chris van Stolk, vice president at RAND Europe, gave a keynote presentation at the Health and Wellbeing at Work 2017 exhibition on 7th March in Birmingham. He also chaired the event's ‘Best Place to Work’ programme.
RAND Europe is working in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver the 2017 Thought Leadership Programme, at St George's House, Windsor, to explore the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.
Rob Prideaux has joined RAND Europe as a senior research leader on an 18-month secondment from the National Audit Office. He will bring his experience of value for money assessment in UK government to support RAND’s mission to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.
Martin Roland CBE, Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, spoke at the annual CCHSR lecture on Tuesday, 6 December 2016. The title of his talk was 'A Brief History of NHS Politics 1948-2030.'
Alex Hall has been appointed Director of RAND Europe’s Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group which provides analytical and research support to a range of public policy clients in the UK and Europe.
Recent studies involving the largest set of trials in criminal justice have produced surprising results concerning the impact of body-cameras on both police use of force and complaints against police. Research Leader Alex Sutherland and his coauthors discussed their findings. An audio recording is available.