The University of Southampton
Public Policy|Southampton

Meet the team

Public Policy|Southampton ensures the smooth delivery of the CSaP fellowships programme, impact capacity training and provides specialist policy support to researchers pathways to impact. Utilising the various skills within the team we build and maintain strategic partnerships with local, national and international policymakers through bespoke event management, social media campaigns, policy brief development and training for policymakers. Our core aim is to 'change the world for the better' by engaging policymakers with evidence produced at the University of Southampton.

If you are a policymaker searching for evidence or a researcher with policy relevant evidence we can help you.

Gavin Costigan
Gavin Costigan

Gavin Costigan

Gavin became the Director of Public Policy|Southampton in 2016. In this role, he leads efforts to develop the University's profile with Government and to ensure policy making at local, regional, national and international levels is informed by the evidence and expertise from the University's experts.

Previous to this he spent six years as the Director of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at the University of Southampton, providing senior leadership support to the Vice-Chancellor and University Executive, with a particular focus on external engagement. This followed nearly 17 years spent in central government, in what is now the Department for Business, Enterprise & Industrial Strategy and in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. His roles included leading the network of science attaches in UK embassies, managing the Large Facilities Capital Fund within the Science Budget, and reviewing the governance of Research Council Institutes.

+44 (0)23 80 595836

G (dot) Costigan (at) Southampton.ac.uk

Julie Cantalou
Julie Cantalou

Julie Cantalou

Julie manages Public Policy|Southampton's external partnerships, the affiliation to the CSaP policy fellowships and engagement with the European Union. Her remit includes providing advice for researchers on Pathways to Impact and external grant applications. She is also in charge of developing a strategic approach to policy engagement and mechanisms to enhance policy impact of research done at the University.

Before joining the University of Southampton, she was the European Affairs Manager of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Brussels. Prior to that, she gained experience working at the international departments of other European foundations in Barcelona and Brussels. Ms. Cantalou has a Master of Arts in Political Sciences from the University of Geneva.

+44 (0)23 8059 3518

J (dot) Cantalou (at) Southampton.ac.uk

 

 

Gareth Giles
Gareth Giles

Gareth Giles

Mixing a passion for national UK politics, focusing particularly on the devolution agenda and the role of local authorities, with experience of event and relationship management, Gareth works with academics and external stakeholders to organise, promote and deliver policy events. He specialises in engaging with local government through traditional knowledge brokerage, co-production of evidence to inform policy choices and enhancing student experience through Policy|Placements. His remit also includes capacity building for University of Southampton staff via Policy|Training utilising expertise from within the academy, government and the private sector to deliver practical skills sessions for researchers looking to engage with policy. Finally, he manages Public Policy|Southampton's digital offer including video, blogs and social media output which combine to support the process of connecting researchers with policymakers in government and civil society.

+44 (0)23 8059 8981

G (dot) Giles (at) Southampton.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Yaryna Basystyuk
Yaryna Basystyuk

Yaryna Basystyuk

Bringing a rich experience of working in the fast paced environment of the United Nations Yaryna provides support for Public Policy|Southampton. Her work on a broad range of projects ensures the smooth delivery of communications to a diverse set of stakeholders, managing local and nationwide events and producing project evaluation. She is currently working with leading social scientists focusing on the changes to migration in the post Brexit context as part of the ESRC funded ‘UK in Changing Europe’ project. The outputs from this project will be used to actively engage and inform policymakers in the UK Government and Parliament.

Before joining the University of Southampton, she worked for several years in the US private sector and the United Nations. Ms. Basystyuk has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

+44 (0)23 8059 5466

Y (dot) Basystyuk (at) Southampton.ac.uk

 

 

 

UoS Impact

Our impact

View the most recent responses to UK Government consultations from the University of Southampton.

Impact Toolkit

Impact Toolkit

Essential information for researchers about how Public Policy|Southampton can support your Pathways to Impact

Blogs from PP|S

Blogs from Public Policy|Southampton

Public Policy|Southampton curates a selection of blogs of interest to researchers and policy makers. If you would like to contribute contact us at PublicPolicy@Southampton.ac.uk to discuss your proposal.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×