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Our Impact and Public Engagement


The Department of Political Economy has a thriving and policy-relevant research culture. Our faculty members advise governments, serve on commissions and public bodies and support national and international organisations engaged in the world of public affairs. Much of our work has a public policy dimension and members of the department regularly appear in the media and hold conversations with the domestic and international policy-making community.

Latest Research News

  • A new research project led by Dr Tomas Maltby will examine the effects of the potentially transformative transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the North Sea.
  • Dr Hanna Kleider is working as part of a major new project that will aim to better prepare governments for future pandemics.
  • Dr Jonathan Leader Maynard assisted the UK parliament with key policy and scrutiny work as part of a year-long appointment to the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship scheme.
  • Dr Steven Klein’s project, Systemic Risk and the Transformation of Democracy, will seek to develop a new theory of risk democracy by examining what happens to democracy when systemic risks become a central problem of politics. The project received £950,000 (€1.1million) from the Horizon Europe Programme.
  • Professor Paul Lewis was invited to take part in a UK-wide project that will serve as a blueprint for the next generation of the UK’s technician workforce.

Our Impact

Read how our research has informed understanding of our society, and the world we live in.

News & Events from the Department of Political Economy