"I found it very thought provoking, with each meeting having at least one idea that I have taken away as being useful for me here."
- Stephen Muers, Director, Criminal Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice
"I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you and found the conversations I had with your colleagues were extremely helpful and informative. It gave me lots of ideas which I intend to incorporate into my advice to Ministers engaging in the EU exit discussions… Given how long the impacts of Brexit will be felt, I think there are some fascinating future research topics here too."
- Neil Johnson, Deputy Director, EU and International Affairs Division, Department for Work & Pensions
"Over the two days I spoke with a group of people with a wide range of interests who were all happy to chat to me about their work and about the areas I had flagged of interest. The conversations covered a considerable amount of ground, much of which I can take back and feed directly into ongoing research and policy debates in the joint work and health unit – in terms of research and associated academic developments, understanding the broader landscape, testing ideas and approaches and, to a useful degree, of the challenges about how best to develop the trials on which I am working. It may also be that some of the conversations can continue to develop as work progresses with the future benefit of greater collaboration. I thought that the two days was put together very professionally and so thank you for all your hard work."
- David Johnson, Head of Innovation Evaluation, Work and Health Unit
"I was very impressed with the initial orientation and on-the-day organisation of the visit. Secondly, the “fit” was excellent between the questions I had formulated, and the conversations you arranged with Professor Gregg, Dr Walker, Dr Jawad, Mr Cressey and Prof Fullagar. I particularly appreciated the open way in which latest and ongoing research was shared with me, alongside the different perspectives offered through the IPR’s multi-disciplinary approach. I am grateful for the amount of time that was made available, as well as the openness of the conversations, so please pass on my thanks for this."
- Andy Thomas, Strategic Manager, Communities, Bath & North-East Somerset Council