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Policy Projects

Public Policy|Southampton works across all faculties of the University of Southampton supporting researchers in making connections with policymakers in their field of research. We do this by providing access to networks in local and national government, providing policy contexts to ongoing research and building researchers capacity to effectively engage with policymakers.

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The overarching aim of QuantMig is to produce comprehensive, multi-perspective and robust quantitative migration scenarios to support various areas of European migration policy


Parental Social License

This study will fill a vital gap in knowledge about the dynamics of social licence and trust for operational data linkage and analytics among parents of dependent children

Researchers from UoS

Supporting Nursing Teams

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, this collaboration aims to draw on the findings of four key research studies to inform UK nursing policy and practice in preparing for a post-pandemic future



Researchers from the UoS have developed a prototype personal respirator intended to address the limitations of the existing protective equipment doctors and nurses are wearing on the wards



A UoS project that analyses the illegal trade of endangered plants and and seeks to develop digital resources to assist law enforcement in countering and disrupting this criminal market

Heart disease


A UoS project that aims to address the need for repeated valve replacement for the treatment of aortic heart valve disease by developing new design concepts


MINDS Centre for Doctoral Training

The University of Southampton will be at the forefront of developing the next generation of experts and leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI) thanks to a £100M investment from UK Research and Innovation



A novel solution to deliver a national electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure powered by renewable energy electricity generation


Preconception Health

A project pointing to a new emphasis on preparing for conception as a way of preventing disease and improving public health

Southampton developed the world’s first rapid prototyped unmanned aircraft under 20 kg MTOM


Southampton is one of five UK cities bringing drones to the UK


Tales of Migration

Following the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the topic of migration from other EU countries and free movement has been highlighted as critical and policy-relevant


Early LifeLab

Early LifeLab is a classroom based intervention for primary school children to tackle childhood obesity by empowering children to lead the change


The pains for families of IPP prisoners

The project 'Exploring the Secondary Pains of Indeterminate Imprisonment: The case of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) families' provides the first empirical exploration of IPP sentencing 


Brexit and EU nationals' vulnerability

The impact of Brexit on EU nationals' vulnerability: the case of Polish nationals. This pilot project from the University of Southampton was led by Dr Sara Benedi Lahuerta and Dr Ingi Iusmen

Recent Projects

CSaP Policy Fellowships

Find out more about our affiliation with the CSaP Policy Fellowship Programme at the Cambridge Science

Policy Briefs

View examples of Policy Briefs from research projects we have worked with recently

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