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Completed projects

completed-projectsThe Policy Institute carries out research across a wide range of policy areas, on a variety of issues. Read about our completed research projects and explore their findings.

UK-France def sec 100pxThe UK-France defence and security relationship

Tthe Policy Institute and Institut Montaigne established a high-level taskforce to make recommendations for how to improve defence and security cooperation between the two countries.


Brexit misperceptions-thumbThe public's Brexit misperceptions

A study by the Policy Institute, along with Ipsos MORI and the UK in a Changing Europe, reveals that the British public significantly misperceive key facts about the UK's relationship with the EU.


Brexit predictions bannerThe public's predictions for Brexit

A major survey by the Policy Institute, in partnership with Ipsos MORI and the UK in a Changing Europe, reveals what the public think will happen in the Brexit negotiations, and the impact of leaving the EU.


brexit 2018The public's preferences for Brexit (2018)

Support for an EEA-style Brexit increased between 2017 and 2018, according to research by the Policy Institute, RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge.


saudi-uk-arms---smallThe UK-Saudi Arabia security relationship

Has the UK's approach to arms transfers with Saudi Arabia been conducive to achieving the UK's stated strategic aims?


5g-innovationHow government can drive 5G innovation

Researchers from the Department of Informatics at King's and the Policy Institute set out strategic actions for the UK government to take to maintain the country's global leadership in 5G communications.


dash-project Data awareness for sending help (DASH)

The Policy Institute examined how new data sources might help ambulance dispatchers respond faster to emergencies and improve patients' prognoses. 


nhs commission project 2Student-led commission on the future of the NHS

This commission was tasked with coming up with radical and creative ideas for how the health service can meet the needs and expectations of those who will use it in the future.


commission-on-london-thumbnailKing's Commission on London

The King’s Commission on London carried out work on future challenges and issues facing the UK capital – and possible solutions. 


industrial-strategy Delivering a holistic and effective industrial strategy for everyone

The Policy Institute reviewed the Green Paper that sets out the UK government's proposals for an industrial strategy.


brexit-dcm The public's preferences for Brexit

The Policy Institute, RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge have conducted one of the most rigorous assessments to date of what the British public want from Brexit.


westminster-air-quality Improving air quality in Westminster

Research by the Policy Institute is helping Westminster City Council tackle air pollution, a major problem in London, where concentrations of harmful nitrogen oxide regularly exceed legal limits.


wales-research The impacts of academic research from Welsh universities

Research by universities in Wales produces profound changes and benefits, both regionally and internationally, despite its being a small country with relatively few higher education institutions.


uk-global-research-landscape Positioning the UK within the global research landscape

Maintaining the UK's 'brand' as a welcoming, outward-looking destination after Brexit is key to attracting the best academic talent and continuing the success of UK research, according to a Policy Institute study.


lammy-review Unconscious bias in the criminal justice system

The Policy Institute fed into the Lammy Review, commissioned in 2016 by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to explore why BAME groups appear to be over-represented throughout criminal justice system.


IEDs Tackling improvised explosive devices

IEDs cause devastation and loss of life among civilians and humanitarian aid workers across the globe, fracturing societies and shattering peace in the process. We are working to reduce the threat they pose.


landmines How to achieve a post-landmine world

The Policy Institute brought together key stakeholders from across the mine action industry to explore how advances in technology can be harnessed to tackle the persistent threat of landmines.


benefit-not-burden A benefit, not a burden: The security, economic and strategic value of Britain's defence industry

Working with academics from across King's, the Policy Institute was commissioned to assess the economic and strategic value of the UK’s defence industry.


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