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Telling policy stories: Making a difference and playing the REF

Telling policy stories: Making a difference and playing the REF


                Telling policy stories: Making a difference and playing the REF

                                       A presentation by Professor Alex Stevens, SSPSSR 


About the session:

Alex's session will draw on his extensive experience in working to influence policy. He will talk us through how how research influence actually works in reality. From his experiences in leading on an impact case study in REF 2014, he will then explain how to assemble the narrative and evidence required for submission of impact to the REF. 


Professor Alex Stevens Biography:

Alex is a Professor in Criminal Justice in the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, and also Director of Public Engagement for the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is a member of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (the independent body which advises ministers on the classification of illicit drugs). He is also President of the International Society of the Study of Drug Policy.

Alex has worked on issues of drugs, crime and health in the voluntary sector, as an academic researcher and as an adviser to the UK government.

Alex has published extensively on these issues, with a focus on the sociology of drugs and crime, on risk behaviours by young people, on the use of evidence in policy and on quasi-compulsory drug treatment. Alex's published worked includes a book on Drugs, Crime and Public Health, studies of decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal, of the right to use drugs, on gangs and on the ethnography of policy making.


If you have any questions about the session, please contact the Research Excellence Team at UkVGMjAyMSB8IGtlbnQgISBhYyAhIHVr or by telephone on 01227 826595.



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