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Professor Jonathan Grant


Director, The Policy Institute at King's

Jonathan Grant is Director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London, which aims to help secure, maximise and accelerate the translation of academic research to the benefit of policy and practice. He is also Assistant Principal for Strategy at King's. His main research interests are on R&D policy and the use of research and evidence in policy and decision making. 

Jonathan has significant experience providing analytical support on the formulation and implementation of R&D strategies internationally, including in the UK, Greece, Norway, Qatar, Oman, Australia, Canada and the USA. He was President of RAND Europe between 2006 and 2012 and before that Head of Policy at the Wellcome Trust.

Jonathan received his Ph.D from the Faculty of Medicine, University of London and his B.Sc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

Recent key projects:

  • Involved in a series of studies measuring the economic returns from biomedical and health research.
  • Led ground breaking study synthesising the the c7000 impact case studies submitted to the UK 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) using text mining analysis
  • Co-authored a book, ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, on the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. 
Recent Publications
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1742
Twitter: @jonathancgrant
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