Institute for Policy Research
A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.
We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.
Our Reports, Policy Briefs and Research Summaries inform and influence public policy debates and highlight the real-world research carried out at Bath.
Renew and reinvigorate your professional thinking by spending time with world-class academics at the University of Bath.
This pioneering doctorate will enhance professional capability and critical reflection on the theories, methods and practices of policymaking.
Outstanding national or international academics or policymakers can apply to spend up to six months with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).
Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.
New polling data and the latest IPR Policy Brief highlight the political challenges that stand in the way of introducing a universal basic income in the UK.
On Thursday 14 September the IPR welcomed delegates for its annual September Symposium – which this year focused on Politics, Fake News and the Post-Truth Era.
Listen to our IPR policy podcasts to catch up on the best of our lectures and seminars.
Lecturer in International Development Dr Shamel Azmeh discusses effective policy for governing global trade in a digital age.
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We undertake and enable policy-relevant research, deliver programmes for policymakers, researchers and practitioners and run high-profile public events.
The Advisory Board for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).