Bristol Academics

Building connections and capacity for policy engagement by supporting researchers.

Working together to engage with policy


Bespoke advice on engaging with and influencing policy and practice including impact workshops, information on policy developments, access to contacts, and written policy guidance. The PolicyBristol Associates are skilled in offering advice in all aspects of engaging with policymakers, on both a national and local level. Contact the PolicyBristol team for help and advice.

Policy Research Briefings and Reports

Support to translate your research findings into clear and accessible briefings which highlight the key findings and policy messages. We will work with you to disseminate these to the relevant target audiences. We can also support you to develop the format and audience for events to disseminate the policy-relevant findings of your work.

Connections and Fellowships

Support to build networks and collaborations between researchers within the University and individuals, organisations and groups in the policy-making world.


An annual programme of training geared towards building policy engagement-related skills. Examples include how to engage with parliament, how to write for a policy audience, and an introduction to influencing policy. All of our training can be tailored to your needs and can be run at Faculty or School level. 

PolicyBristol has been immensely significant in developing the public profile of our research programme. PolicyBristol's briefings have ensured that our research findings have been taken up by policymakers, politicians, judges and trades unionists, and through the media, including Radio 4 Today programme and BBC Scotland TV.

Morag McDermont, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Bristol

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The PolicyBristol website will keep you up to date with news, events, and opportunities, our monthly Newsletter, and our blog which publishes articles by Bristol researchers.

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