Current Research Projects

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    Integrating channels of communication to achieve influence

    05 Jan 2022

    Researchers are identifying strategies, approaches, methods and tools that UK Defence can implement to design multi-channel influence campaigns aimed at overseas audiences, comprising both online and offline forms of communication, and developing ways to monitor and measure the campaigns' effectiveness..

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    European Platform for Investing in Children identifies 'practices that work' across member states

    29 Dec 2021

    Reflecting the European Commission’s policy focus on children at risk, EPIC evaluates and disseminates practices that improve outcomes. RAND Europe's latest EPIC policy memo examines juggling work and childcare during the pandemic.

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    ‘Green’ jobs and skills development for disadvantaged groups

    20 Dec 2021

    While much has been written about employment for vulnerable groups, and employment in the green economy, little research exists that bridges these two areas. RAND Europe, with philanthropic support from JP Morgan Chase, is working to remedy that.

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    Exploring the opportunities and challenges of UK research engagement with China

    15 Dec 2021

    An independent, evidence-based study into research engagement by UK academics with China aims to improve the UK government’s wider understanding of engagement with China on joint research activities, the benefits of collaboration, how to manage risk, and more.

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    Understanding how rail construction affects mental health and wellbeing

    18 Nov 2021

    Researchers are exploring how the UK's High-Speed Rail 2 development might affect people who live near the railway line. What they learn will contribute to the design and assessment of later phases of the HS2 scheme.

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    Evaluating the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

    23 Aug 2021

    RAND Europe, with the support of Frontier Economics, is leading a four-year independent evaluation of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, building on evaluations of each of the ISCF Challenges to examine the impact of the ISCF as a whole.

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    Exploring the value of engineering and physical sciences doctorates

    11 Aug 2021

    To support the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's review of their investment in doctoral education, researchers are exploring the skills required for doctoral graduates in the sector, and how students see doctoral education contributing to the development of these skills and to their career pathways.

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    Combatting psychological violence against women across the EU

    23 Jul 2021

    Commissioned by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), researchers are conducting a study to help strengthen the institutional capacity of the EU and member states to combat psychological violence against women and coercive control.

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    Investigating the impact of the Armed Forces Covenant

    21 Jul 2021

    The third instalment of FiMT’s ‘Our Community Our Covenant’ reports, this project will provide new evidence in three key areas and also explore the impact COVID-19 may have had on the Armed Forces Community.

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    Evaluating the Children and Young People's Mental Health Trailblazer programme

    12 Jul 2021

    An early evaluation of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Trailblazer programme examines the development, implementation and early progress of the 25 mental health support teams created as the first step of the programme.

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    Supporting Your DNA, Your Say

    08 Jul 2021

    RAND Europe is providing support to the Your DNA, Your Say project in terms of design and implementation of the analysis of survey data and reporting results in scientific papers.

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    Exploring the variation across countries in access to faecal microbiota transplantation

    25 Jun 2021

    RAND Europe has been commissioned by Ferring Pharmaceuticals to undertake an independent study that will explore current practice and differences in the establishment, running and distribution of stool banks and in the availability of FMT to patients with recurrent C. difficile infection, across a sample of geographies.

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    Addressing challenges in care for patients with Clostridioides difficile infection

    23 Jun 2021

    RAND Europe has been commissioned by Ferring Pharmaceuticals to undertake an independent study that aims to identify and characterise the challenges in the care pathway for patients with C. difficile infection and consider key areas for improvement in the care patients receive.

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    Assessing the consistency of UK climate risk approaches with new ISO guidelines

    28 May 2021

    Research for the UK Climate Resilience Programme aims to help organisations in the UK determine which guidance documents are most appropriate for their purposes and whether existing documents might be updated to reduce inconsistencies with ISO guidelines and strengthen weaknesses.

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    Evaluating England's youth employment infrastructure

    25 May 2021

    The youth employment sector in England has gone through substantial changes over the last several years, in part due to underfunding, structural changes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. RAND Europe is studying the role of infrastructure organisations in strengthening the sector.

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    Developing future scenarios for the sustainable use of pesticides

    12 May 2021

    To help the EU formulate an appropriate policy trajectory to accomplish its ambitious pesticide reduction targets, researchers are conducting a foresight study for the sustainable use of pesticides in relation to promoting sustainable food systems and protecting health and the environment.

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    Evaluating the progress and impacts of the COG-UK consortium

    16 Apr 2021

    The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium has commissioned RAND Europe to evaluate its progress and impact, to provide learning and insights that should be relevant for future efforts to link genomics research with public health decision-making needs.

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    Creating operational advantage through military diversity

    15 Mar 2021

    Advances in technology have made warfighting more complex and the range of skills required more diverse. Researchers are examining how increasing workforce diversity may create strategic opportunities for military organisations.

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    Understanding industry contributions to the fight against antimicrobial resistance

    12 Feb 2021

    The AMR Industry Alliance brings together over 100 biotechnology, diagnostic, generics and research-based biopharmaceutical companies and trade associations in the fight against AMR. RAND Europe has been commissioned by the AMR Industry Alliance to assess the progress of its members in contributing to tackling AMR.

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    Understanding the financial ecosystem surrounding the development of medicines

    12 Feb 2021

    To enable governments to make more informed policy decisions that optimise value for their citizens, while at the same time appropriately reimbursing innovators, researchers are exploring the evidence base on how medicines R&D is financed and how this may evolve in the future.

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    Discrete choice experiment helps explain teacher retention in England

    09 Feb 2021

    Results of a stated preference survey of teachers in England show which job characteristics matter most to them and the trade-offs they would be willing to make between pay and other characteristics of the work environment.

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    Evaluation design for multiple long-term health conditions programme

    29 Jan 2021

    Complex evaluations at multiple levels are gathering evidence for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity on societal determinants of health such as housing, debt, racism and labour markets. The findings will inform policy to help those most at risk of developing long-term conditions.

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    Diagnosis, treatment and management of central diabetes insipidus

    15 Jan 2021

    RAND Europe was commissioned by Ferring Pharmaceuticals to look at care pathways for patients with CDI. The research focuses on identifying the factors that influence the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with CDI, as well as areas to consider that may improve the quality of care that patients receive, and patient outcomes.

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    How to help patients to access and use online services in primary health care

    05 Jan 2021

    Researchers are exploring the potential benefits and challenges associated with different models of digital facilitation for primary care, and will design a framework for future evaluations of the effectiveness of such interventions.

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    Identifying conflict-affected and high-risk areas for EU importers of minerals

    16 Dec 2020

    RAND Europe is developing and maintaining an updated list of conflict-affected and high-risk areas to facilitate the calibration of due-diligence efforts made by EU importers of specific metals and minerals.