About the Institute for Policy Research: The University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is a leading institute of public policy research in the UK. We undertake and enable policy-relevant research to make an impact, especially through building links with the worlds of policy and practice as well as by increasing public understanding of policy research through our Public Lecture and Publications series.

We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable two-way learning and original contributions to both research and practice, delivered through our Policy Fellowship Programme, Professional Doctorate, Masters in Public Policy, and Outstanding Visiting Fellows and Visiting Policy Fellows Schemes.

We are currently recruiting one Prize Fellow to further strengthen and develop areas of existing research excellence. Applications are invited in the following areas:

  • Data, digital methods and public policy. We would seek candidates with strong quantitative or data analytical skills, combined with a disciplinary background in fields such as social computing, science and technology studies, public policy or social policy. This would align well with research collaboration with IMI and with emerging priorities in The Department of Social and Policy Sciences and The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies. The Prize Fellow would be expected to contribute to teaching on the digital governance and data and policy units of the IPR DPRP and new MSc in Public Policy.

  • Widening participation (WP) into higher education, and related labour market, education and earnings research areas. We would seek candidates with strong quantitative research skills to work with Dr Matt Dickson on our new programme of WP research. The Prize Fellow would be expected to contribute to teaching at Masters level, with opportunities in the Masters in Public Policy programme, and the MRes in Advanced Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences.

Find out further details about the University of Bath Prize Fellow scheme.