Institute for Policy Research

Drug and alcohol-related deaths

What of those left behind?
Dr Christine Valentine

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How to
(and How Not to)
‘Save the Planet’

An IPR Lecture by
Professor Scott Barrett

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Cut Out: Living Without Welfare

An IPR Lecture by
Jeremy Seabrook

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IPR Research

  • IPR is a leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath. We undertake research into major public policy challenges, study how governments work and what they do, and offer professional doctorates and fellowship programmes to people working in policymaking. We promote public debate through events, policy briefs and blogs, and facilitate exchange between researchers and practitioners, in Bath and London. We have partnerships with university institutes around the world.

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Policy Fellowship Programme


The IPR Policy Fellowship Programme brings together senior policy makers and the University’s best academic talent.

Professional Doctorate

Professional Doctorate

For experienced policy professionals wanting to develop their policy analysis expertise without having to take a full career break.