Institute for Policy and Engagement
Institute for policy and engagement policy

Policy briefings

The Institute produces policy briefings to showcase policy-relevant research from across the University. These briefings aim to provide an evidence base for policy makers, building on the University's research and expertise.


Chalk on a chalkboard

Lessons learnt from how Multi-Academy Trusts responded to the Pandemic

Policy implications from the experience of multi academy trusts during the pandemic

Young people's faces in a circle

Enhancing young LGBT people's everyday lives through inclusivity

Through their own words, Dr Lucy Jones highlights the necessity for policies supporting LGBT youth

Urban environment

How do we make COP26 deliver for adaption in fragile urban environments?

Dr Arabella Fraser explores how non-conflict violence risks and climate change risks overlap in cities


Addressing modern slavery at COP26

Researchers from the Rights Lab explain the steps needed to address the modern slavery - environmental degradation - climate change nexus

Hands of celebration

Faith for a Safe Climate Future

Dr Chris Ives sets out why Religious Perspectives should be included in Climate Policy

People with vegetables

Agriculture and Sustainability for Climate Change: Focusing on People

Professor David Salt explains why smallholder farmers should be involved in policy discussions and decisions on making farming more sustainable

The Trent Basin Housing Development in Nottingham

Reduce, Reuse, Reunite: Creating Net-Zero Energy Communities

Dr Eldar Naghlyev explains how a project in Nottingham makes the future of fully-fledged energy bubbles a reality

London at night from overhead

Decarbonising Our Buildings and Cities with Technology

The energy used by many buildings is costly to the environment and to our bills - but this is changing with technological research

Equipment used to capture microbial gas fermentation

Gas Fermentation

Professor Nigel Minton explains how turning emissions from a menace to a resource can benefit the circular economy

A photo out of a window on an aeroplane

Innovating Electric Aircraft for Greener Global Transport

Net-Zero aviation to take flight by bringing together international research to transform the aviation industry

Chimneys blowing smoke into the air

Human Rights: A Framework to Incentivise Reduced Industrial Emissions

Legal frameworks around human rights offer a means to incentivise corporate behaviour to protect the climate


Fixing the Climate Impact of Nitrogen from Global Farming

A revolutionary technology developed at the University challenges farming's reliance on greenhouse gas-emitting synthetic fertilizers

Close up of the gender recognition act legislation

The Gender Recognition Act

The Gender Recognition Act: a trans-inclusive feminist approach

night time shot of a motorcycle driving along the horizon

See Bike, Say Bike

Learn about how Dr Peter Chapman's research into the psychology of road users can help save lives.

Coins spilling out of a jar

Working Together to Improve Financial Lives

Dr Shaun French outlines how collaborative local approaches can tackle financial exclusion

Plate of food against a painted backdrop

Why Future Food?

Professor David Salt introduces the Future Food Beacon model for how researchers, producers, consumers and governments can work together so our food is secure, healthy and sustainable

Data on a computer screen

Rebuilding and enhancing trust in algorithms

Researchers from the ReEnTrust project explore the importance of trust in the digital age.

Satellite image of Indonesia at night

Developing countries and the global data economy

Dr Jacqueline Hicks explores how donors can support lower income countries to engage with the global data economy

Close up of a young woman using a mobile phone

Public Messaging for Generation Z

Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic on how government can best communicate with young people

Man in mask in Malaysia

Haze and Government Communications in Malaysia

How improved communications can reduce negative health impacts from haze pollution and support haze-free consumer behaviour

Illustration of the murder by Herod the Great of his wife and brother in law

Discussion Paper: authoritarian regimes

Historical perspectives on predicting the behaviour of authoritarian governments



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