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Institute for Policy Research

A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.

IPR research and programmes

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, and run postgraduate and policymaker and practitioner programmes.


IPR research

Research

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.

IPR programmes

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We offer postgraduate courses, a Policy Fellowship Programme for senior policymakers and practitioners, and an International Visiting Fellows scheme.

The IPR sabbatical scheme

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Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.


Latest publications

Read our publications including reports, policy briefs, blogs, and the latest academic papers.


Gender and party choice

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Blog: Professor Hilde Coffé examines gendered voting patterns in the UK ahead of the 2019 General Election.

Connect with us

Find out more about the IPR, and stay up-to-date with our latest research, publications, events and news.


IPR policy podcasts

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Listen to our IPR policy podcasts to catch up on the best of our lectures and seminars.


News

Our latest news stories and service updates.


Events

View our upcoming events.


Born to rewild!

11 Feb 2020 5.15pm 5 West, 2.1, University of Bath

This event is part of 'The Future is in Our Lands' IPR Public Lecture series.

About us

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, build links with the worlds of policy and practice, and increase public understanding of policy research through our public events and publications.

We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable dual learning and original contributions to both research and practice.

Enquiries

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