Topical Thought Leadership Papers

Our Lead Analyst and Public Policy Specialist, Dr Alan Woods, has completed several reviews of lessons for policy and practice from research sponsored by the Rural Economy and Land Use programme (Relu):

Taking environmental action using 'Big Society' approaches
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Managing disease risks in rural areas
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Contributing to the Natural Environment White Paper
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Reforming and implementing the Common Agricultural Policy
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Implementing the Water Framework Directive
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Contributing to the Foresight Land Use Futures Study
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Securing Integrated Land Management across the UK
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Dr Alan Woods has also contributed to a paper produced by the Centre for Rural Economy at the University of Newcastle, in collaboration with Relu, to inform the Government's 'Rural Economy Growth Review'. The paper provides powerful insights and evidence to inform the Review.  

Rural Economy Growth Review.pdf
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Richard Fox, our Learning and Facilitation Specialist, has prepared a review of ideas for leading economic recovery, stressing the need for strong capabilities in networking and collaborative working.

Leading Economic Recovery.pdf
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Tools for Regenerative Medicine

We are supporting the Scottish Stem Cell Network in developing a 'Therapy Realisation Pathway Tool'.  This will enable researchers and companies to plan the commercialisation of new regenerative medicine therapies. This work builds on the Roadmapping project described in our case-study.

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