The role of data and evidence in aiding policy deliberation and decision-making.
Institute for Policy Research
A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.
Our research on the subject of government, politics and policymaking.
Developing solutions to the economic, social and environmental challenges we face in the UK and globally.
Research projects on the subject of the welfare state, family and work.
Our research on the subject of widening participation in higher education.
Blog: Dr Susan Johnson discusses the benefits and challenges of running Citizens’ Assemblies for local responses to the climate emergency.
Article: IPR Visiting Policy Fellow Dr Jorge Sainz discusses Valls and the Mutiny of Esquilache in a recent article for ABC.
Paper: Dr Luke Martinelli examines how Basic Income proponents face a three-way trade-off in policy design between affordability, adequacy, and advantages.
This pioneering doctorate will enhance professional capability and critical reflection on the theories, methods and practices of policymaking.
This Masters degree offers students the opportunity to study how public policy is made, what shapes it and how to make a real difference as a policymaker.
Train to be part of the next generation of specialists with expertise in AI, its applications and its implications.
Renew and reinvigorate your professional thinking by spending time with world-class academics at the University of Bath.
Develop your professional knowledge of AI, data science, policy and ethics by spending 1-2-1 time with world-class academics at the University of Bath.
Outstanding national or international academics or policymakers can apply to spend up to six months with the IPR.
We are delighted to welcome IPR Visiting Policy Fellows Dr Jorge Sainz and Dr Aruna Sharma back to the University this summer.
This year’s Annual Conference for ESPE takes place in Bath, hosted by the University’s Department of Economics
Researchers at the University will play a key role in UK public health, tackling the rise in conditions such as heart disease and poor mental health.