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Professor Justin Fisher
is Director of Brunel Public Policy. He has extensive experience of working with policy-makers, legislators, regulators and political parties in the UK and overseas, providing both evidence and advice. Highlights include work with the Council of Europe, the UK Cabinet Office, the UK Ministry of Justice, the Committee on Standards in Public Life, the UK Electoral Commission, and various Parliamentary Committees at Westminster and Holyrood, where he has acted as both a witness and as a special advisor. In recent years, he has advised the Electoral Commissions of Ukraine, Kosovo, Albania and Ethiopia, and worked with the governments of Georgia, Poland and the Czech Republic on behalf of the Council of Europe, as well as training young politicians in South-East Europe on behalf of the British Council.

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Dr Eliza Kania
Eliza works at Brunel University London and for Political Studies Review, one of the flagship journals of the Political Studies Association. She has over 10 years of experience in cooperation with local government units and NGOs in Poland and in other EU countries, as well as in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Eliza is a co-founder and a coordinator of international research and educational projects like R/evolutions: Global Trends and Regional Issues and News Literacy. She is a political scientist, her research interests and publications cover mostly emancipatory social movements and the process of pracarisation of labour. She develops creative forms of research communication and is passionate about presenting and visualizing research data for dissemination. 

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Dr Manu Savani

Manu is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, at Brunel's Department of Social and Political Sciences. Manu spent 9 years as an economist in the UK Department for International Development. She has experience working with Government agencies in Asia and Africa, the IMF, World Bank, European Commission and bilateral donor agencies, as well as international NGOs including Oxfam GB. Manu completed her PhD in Political Science at UCL. Her research examines how behavioural biases affect health and political behaviours, using field and survey experiments. She enjoys collaborating with Local Authorities and social enterprises to produce policy-relevant research and support in-house monitoring and evaluation, with a range of methods including randomised trials, surveys and interviews.

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Dr Victoria Schuppert
Victoria works in the CBASS Research Office and the Strategic Planning Directorate. She manages research impact in the College and leads on the development of College policies and processes in support of the development, dissemination and monitoring of research impact. She also serves as institutional Impact Lead and oversees impact development across Brunel. Victoria also works on research performance and is part of the institutional REF Team, where she supports the development and implementation of the University’s plans for the next research assessment exercise. As part of her work on research performance, she also manages Brunel’s submission of the THE Impact Rankings. Victoria’s own academic background is in Classics, and her research interests centre around ancient political philosophy, Greek comedy and Greek law in Athens in fifth and fourth-century BC.

 

Supporting policy-makers, legislators and regulators

Brunel Public Policy uses our world-leading research to help inform policy-makers, legislators and regulators. We do this in a variety of ways:

  • Drafting and promoting policy briefs, and identifying best practice based on Brunel research to inform debates and policy projects at various levels of government, as well as in the third sector and for policy think-tanks
  • Promoting the policy implications and applications of our research to overseas governments.
  • Actively engaging with select committee enquiries and policy consultation
  • Actively engaging with policy-related requests 
  • Synthesising research to assist with policy scrutiny
  • Offering our expertise in data analysis
  • Evaluating public opinion using both quantitative (surveys) and qualitative (interviews and focus-groups) techniques

Supporting the promotion of Brunel research to policy makers

The Policy Development Fund is designed to support the promotion of Brunel research to policy makers, legislators and regulators via events designed to foster engagement between research and policy. Policy Development can include presentations and promotional activities to raise awareness of the policy relevance of Brunel research to relevant policy, legislative and regulatory audiences. It can also be a meeting/series of meetings to allow for academics, policy professionals, and policy practitioners to come together to discuss current priorities and proposals for future work.  If you would like to discuss your application prior to submission please contact justin.fisher@brunel.ac.uk

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