Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP at Nottingham in Parliament Day

March 2, 2018, by Rob Ounsworth

Update: University of Nottingham Institute for Policy and Public Engagement

As part of the University’s Research Vision, we have established a University of Nottingham Institute to support the reach, impact and reputation of our research.

There are three initial pillars within the Institute:

1) to provide specialist support for global policy impact and engagement

2) to provide the University with a hub to better support public engagement with our research

3) to provide a platform and space for research-driven thought-leadership for those across all of our campuses that are not only exceptional researchers, but also exceptional research communicators.

In addition to his current role as Deputy Director of Communications, Advocacy and Global Affairs, Alex Miles will be taking on the role of Interim Director for the next six months, with a remit to establish the foundations of the Institute, work with Schools, Departments and Faculties to identify areas of collaborative work and where the Institute’s focus on excellence in policy impact and public engagement can add value across the institution.

Meanwhile, recruitment for a permanent Director and the other posts within the Institute will continue. For questions, please drop Alex a line on


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