In a world filled with opinion and conjecture, it can be difficult getting high quality research under the noses of the policy makers who can really affect change.
We work with early career right through to experienced researchers, research institutions, higher education institutions, think tanks and policy units to transform research findings into concrete policy recommendations and share them with decision makers at the local, regional and national levels. We often partner on major UKRI and Research England research programmes, working alongside academics over longer periods to identify opportunities for policy impact and ensure they are seized in real time.
Our in-house team has extensive experience working with, and within, local and national government as advisors and policy makers. We can support you to convene policy briefing sessions, roundtables and specialist events with policy makers to shape the agendas of the UK and EU Parliaments, All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGSs), Select Committees, UK Government Ministers, Secretaries of State and their equivalents in the devolved administrations, as well as other key policy stakeholders such as Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Arms Length Bodies (ALBs). We can also help you get your research cited in influential policy and parliamentary publications.
Our team is located in London, Manchester and Sheffield, with access to Westminster and Whitehall, helping us to keep our clients and partners abreast of the salient topics for UK decision makers. Our in-house software allows us to keep track of the ever-changing policy landscape and provide our clients and partners with REF-relevant data in real time too.
Prof Ben Walmsley
University of Leeds and Director of the Centre for Cultural Value
Culture Commons have really affected a step change in the traction that our research is getting with key policy stakeholders at all levels. I can't recommend them highly enough.