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.
Our new Policy Brief 'Diverse Places of Learning?' looks at ethnic diversity and composition of students attending UK universities.
The IPR’s 2017 symposium Politics, Fake News and the Post-Truth Era will examine public policy and politics in the current age of disruption.
Listen to our IPR policy podcasts to catch up on the best of our lectures and seminars.
Writer and Founder of openDemocracy Anthony Barnett examines what it means to be English after the EU Referendum.
Stay up-to-date with our latest research, publications, events and news.
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).