We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.
Institute for Policy Research
A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.
We offer postgraduate courses, a Policy Fellowship Programme for senior policymakers and practitioners, and an International Visiting Fellows scheme.
Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.
Blog: Dr Charlie Larkin analyses the 2019 General Election from the perspective of Northern Ireland.
Blog: Chief Executive of The King's Fund, Richard Murray, examines party commitments to health and social care ahead of the 2019 General Election.
Blog: Professor Hilde Coffé examines gendered voting patterns in the UK ahead of the 2019 General Election.
A delegation from the Mongolian Parliament visited campus to explore mechanisms to deliver research funding and support to inform HE developments in Mongolia.
Applications are now open for POST’s Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme.
Newham Democracy and Civic Participation Commission, Chaired by Professor Nick Pearce, begins work on increasing residents’ participation in local democracy.
An IPR Public Lecture from Global Chair and world renowned political theorist and historian, Professor Timothy Mitchell.
Listen to Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union, discuss Brexit and the future of the UK.
This event is part of 'The Future is in Our Lands' IPR Public Lecture series.