Policy Scotland’s mission is to generate, and provide a space for, local, national and international public policy debates.

We foster co-operation between academics, practitioners and policy makers, and pool this collective expertise in order to flesh out new initiatives, test the effectiveness of interventions, generate better evidence and engage a wide variety of audiences.

Policy Scotland is based at the University of Glasgow, and builds on the University’s research excellence in specialist policy fields including crime, housing, disability, transport, public health, economic and employment policy, education and welfare reform. Through our research, public events, and brokering collaboration between researchers and policymakers we stimulate new thinking and good practice in Scotland and further afield.

Our work – focus and themes

A view over the city of Glasgow to the south with the Glasgow University tower on the right

The policy domains on which we focus, and the Scottish, UK, and international networks and collaborations in which we participate.

Our staff

Our team members and Governance Board have a wealth of experience drawn from backgrounds in academic research, policymaking, and knowledge exchange.

See staff and Board profiles

Our work – knowledge exchange

Our role in knowledge exchange activities, including useful resources to help you make an impact on policy.

Publish with us

The Policy Scotland website is a space for sharing evidence, insights and findings related to public policy.

See more about the kind of materials we publish and how to produce them.

Contact us

Email : admin[at]policyscotland.co.uk