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Mr Raj Patel Impact Fellow, Understanding Society, University of Essex

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Curriculum vitae

Policy, impact and research interests

Raj is a strong proponent for strenthening the research and policy innovation interface to improve decision making and outcomes. His work focuses on the use of data to examine key societal challenges; knowledge exchange; building productive partnerships; and championing evidence informed public policy. Substantive areas of expertise include: growth and regional development; entrepreneurship and innovation; skills and labour market programmes; and social enterprise/community development. Having operated in government, academia, business and charities at a senior level, he is particularly interested in ideas around how to better join up economic and social policies. Raj brings extensive experience in policy research; running public campaigns and organisational strategy.


  1. The industrial strategy: building a more productive society

    Raj Patel

    1. Area Effects
    2. Management: Business
    3. Labour Market
    4. Economics
    5. Public Policy
  2. Opinion: scaling up policy impact

    Raj Patel

    1. Social Sciences
    2. Social Change
    3. Public Policy
    4. Government
    5. Research
    6. Societies
    7. Surveys
    8. Social Policy
  3. Devolution - a route to better policy making: case studies

    Raj Patel

    1. Politics
    2. Environmental Sociology
    3. Law And Legislation
    4. Area Effects
    5. Public Policy
    6. Government
    7. Well Being
    8. Health
    9. Taxation
    10. Commuting
  4. The state of social capital in Britain: a policy briefing from Understanding Society

    Raj Patel

    1. Area Effects
    2. Young People
    3. Poverty
    4. Public Policy
    5. Well Being
    6. Societies
    7. Social Capital
    8. Health
    9. Sport
    10. Arts
    11. Social Behaviour
  5. Final word: making a difference together

    Raj Patel

    1. Social Sciences
    2. Public Policy
    3. Surveys


Displaying all 3 media publications

  1. Gained in translation: adding value to research to inform policy

  2. Kick-starting the housing revolution – but who will benefit?

  3. The times, are they changing?

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