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Evidence to Policy Blogs

The Evidence to Policy Blogs is a place for researchers and policymakers to reflect on the process of evidence-based policy making. Often serendipitous, frequently frustrating and occasionally exhilarating this transfer of knowledge at the nexus of cutting edge research and politically accountable policymaking provides opportunity to change communities, generations and nations.

Sebastian Stein

Sebastian Stein's New Things Fund Blog

Sebastian Stein shared his experience with our New Things Fund award. He thinks it is a great opportunity to start a new project that has potential policy impact.

Joseph Owen

Joseph Owen

Read Joseph Owen's blog about his secondment with Southampton City Council


Ultrasound Imaging in Podiatry and Physiotherapy

Professor Catherine Bowen and Professor Maria Stokes and colleagues, Active Living for Health Research Group, on Ultrasound Imaging in Podiatry and Physiotherapy musculoskeletal assessment, protocols and policy


Autonomous Vehicles

Read Seyed Toliyat's blog on a response to a Call for Evidence on The Future of Connected and Automated Mobility in the UK

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Sustainable continence technologies

Read from Professor Mandy Fader, Dr Jacqui Prieto, Dr Cathy Murphy, Margaret Macaulay, Dr Sandra Wilks on 'Sustainable continence technologies: Guidance, standards and environmental' impact

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Nurse staffing policy

Read Professor Jane Ball and Professor Peter Griffiths' blog on Nurse staffing policy is critical to the safety of patients in hospitals

skin health blog

Skin Health

Read from Professor Dan Bader, Dr Peter Worsley and colleagues on 'Skin Health: Shaping NHS policy, international guidelines and industrial standards for improved patient benefit'

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Transforming health policy

Read from Professor Claire Foster, Professor Alison Richardson, Dr David Wright and colleagues, on 'Transforming health policy, guidance and practice around cancer care'

Sustainability action plan PPS

Sustainability Action Plan

The strategy provides a framework for sustainability research, education, enterprise and corporate operations within the University

Thomas Robertson

Voice of Young Science workshop

Read Tom Robertson, Postdoctoral Resaerch Fellow, blog reflecting on his experience attending Voice of Young Scince event last year and learn more about how to join this year's edition.

Gareth Giles

PPS Academic Year in a Review

Gareth Giles, Head of Public Policy | Southampton, reflects on the 20/21 academic year and discusses various activities PPS engaged in.

Gareth Giles Head of PPS

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report

Gareth Giles, Head of Public Policy|Southampton writes about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report and Action Plan to to ensure underrepresented groups are especially platformed and supported.

Laura Barr Policy Fellow Intern

The New Things Fund

Laura Barr, Policy Fellow Intern writes about our New Things Fund initiative launched in November 2020.

Enable project

What is the ENABLE project?

This study aims to understand and characterise the value and role of supported self-management, for patients and carers living with cancer that is treatable but not curable


A Week with PPS

Eliza worked with PPS for a week for her work experience, and reflects on her experience here

Clare Walsh

Placement at the Office for AI

Clare Wlash, Web Science doctoral researcher, reflects on her placement experience at the Office for Artificial Intelligence

Justyna Lisinska

Cabinet Office placement

Justyna (Jonak) Lisinska, doctoral researcher in Web Science (ECS), and team leader of Digital Champions, reflects on her 3 months secondment to the Cabinet Office

Gareth Giles


Gareth Giles, Head of Public Policy|Southampton, writes about what knowledge brokerage brings to policymaking

Michaela Brockmann

Employers in the wrong seat?

Micheala Brockmann and Ian Laurie from the Education School explore attitudes and engagement of employers towards both on- and off-the-job training.

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From the archive


Higher Education Digest

Gavin Costigan, Former Director at Public Policy|Southampton, reviews policy and funding changes in Higher Education.

Researchers at work

Views on Europe

To mark the two year anniversary of the UK's decision to leave the European Union students from the University of Southampton reflect on what Brexit has come to mean though their disciplinary lens.

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