The British Academy announces seven successful research projects for Policy Insight Case Studies scheme

13 Apr 2023

The British Academy has announced seven policy-focused research projects based around the themes of ‘Sustainability for people and planet’ and ‘Technology and Inequality’.

Funded by the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology, the Policy Insight Case Studies scheme supports researchers to draw on the SHAPE disciplines to highlight clear and practical lessons for policymakers at every level.

Successful research projects that support the Academy’s ‘Where We Live Next’ public policy programme, which focuses on sustainability and place, include those addressing net zero, place-based climate action and how local authorities plan for the future at a local level.

Those projects which support the ‘Technology and Inequality’ programme include research looking into digital inclusion networks and best practice in tackling digital inequalities.

The funding awards are for up to £25,000 each and will run for a duration of six months. The successful research projects are:

Sustainability and Place

  • ‘Place-sensitive Participatory Policy Development for a Just Transition to Net Zero’ - Led by Tania Carregha, Institute for Community Studies
  • ‘UK Climate Commissions and Place-based Climate Action: Evaluating Policies, Governance, Networks and Scales’ - Led by Dr Andrew Kythreotis, University of Lincoln
  • ‘Local Planning for the Future’ - Led by Dr Yael Lifshitz, King's College London
  • ‘Warmer Homes: How can Grant Subsidy Schemes Improve Engagement with Participants?’ - Led by Dr Samuel Johnson-Schlee, London South Bank University

Technology and Inequality

  • ‘Co-producing a Theory of Change and Evaluation Framework for Local Authority-led, City-wide Health Inequalities Programmes’ - Led by Dr Kris Southby, Leeds Beckett University
  • ‘Digital Inclusion Network Development: A Case Study in Derbyshire’ - Led by Dr Sharon Wagg, University of Sheffield
  • ‘Exploring Challenges and Best Practice in Digital Inequalities: A Case Studies Approach from the Perspective of Policymakers in England’ - Led by Professor Simeon Yates, University of Liverpool.

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