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Biography

Jonathan is a Professor Public Policy at the Policy Institute and Director of Different Angles, a consultancy which focuses on the social impact of universities and research.

He was Director of the Policy Institute from 2014 to 2017, and more recently was Vice President & Vice Principal (Service) at King’s College London.

Jonathan’s main research interests are in biomedical and health R&D policy, research impact assessment and the use of research and evidence in policy and decision making. Jonathan co-founded the International School on Research Impact Assessment.

Recent studies that Jonathan has led include: an assessment of the impact case studies from the UK Research Excellence Framework; a project estimating the economic returns from musculoskeletal-related research in the UK; and a study looking at what the UK people really want from Brexit, where participants were asked to ‘trade’ different aspects of Brexit.

Jonathan was President of RAND Europe between June 2006 and October 2012, where he oversaw the doubling of the organisation's activity in Europe and the establishment of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, a joint venture with the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining RAND in 2002, Jonathan was Head of Policy at the Wellcome Trust.

Jonathan received his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, and his BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.