Great Britain

Report

Review of Ofgem's regulation of the energy supply market

This report contains the findings of an independent review in the United Kingdom, commissioned by Ofgem's Board, into the root causes of the recent supplier failures and specifically, into how regulation of the retail energy industry played a part.
Working paper

Incentive regulation, productivity growth and environmental effects: the case of electricity networks in Great Britain

This paper analyses the productivity growth of electricity transmission and distribution networks in Great Britain and how changes in incentive mechanisms have influenced the measured total factor productivity.
Report

No longer 'managing': the rise of working poverty and fixing Britain's broken social settlement

This paper traces the emergence of a poorly understood social challenge and one which symbolises Britain’s broken ‘social settlement’ - the continued rise in working poverty since the beginning of this century.
Report

Unequal Britain: attitudes to inequalities after COVID-19

Based on a nationally representative survey of over 2,000 people, this study examines attitudes towards different types of inequality, in the context of the coronavirus crisis.
Report

What next? Priorities for Britain

A nationally representative poll of over 10,000 British people has looked at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s lives and how people’s attitudes have changed. Demos researchers found that the nation is divided on their experiences and attitudes.
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Britain under lockdown

This report brings together stories and statistics about the change British people have lived through in the last few months, bringing together contributions from nearly 12,000 members of the public who shared their ideas and experiences. The aim is to help people and policy-makers alike...
Report

Electric vehicles and batteries can drive growth of residential solar

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany, and looks at opportunities for near-term growth in the residential solar, battery storage and EV markets.
Report

It’s about time: working towards more equitable understandings of the impact of time for students in higher education

This research focused primarily on regional and rural students, advocating an institutional emphasis on students' engagement with learning, alongside flexible undergraduate programs that are responsive to the complexities of each student’s background.
Report

For the right reasons, in the right ways (Part 1): a four-nation survey of information sharing about organised crime

Overview This special report examines how government, business and the community in four nations share information about organised crime. Its key finding is that the Australian Government, businesses and community as a whole must be open to new kinds of information sharing partnerships. The field...
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2015 Churchill Fellowship report

Executive summary Each week in Australia at least one woman is killed by her current or former intimate partner (Cussen and Bryant 2015). Between 2002/3 and 2011/12 in Australia 488 women were killed by an intimate partner nationally (Cussen and Bryant 2015). When these statistics...
Journal article

Social group memberships in retirement are associated with reduced risk of premature death: evidence from a longitudinal cohort study

This article examines the extent to which membership in social groups following retirement determines quality of life and mortality.
Report

Information practices in the physical sciences

Background In 2011, RIN worked with a number of partners, including IOP Publishing, to produce a study on how physical scientists find, use and disseminate information. This study used a qualitative approach – interviews and focus groups – to understand groups of researchers working in...
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Peers and partners: how Australia compares on climate policy

Executive Summary This briefing paper compares what the Australian government is doing on climate change with the countries most relevant and important to Australia: allies and trading partners. The paper looks at China, the UK, South Korea, and the US. Examining what peers and partners...
Literature review

Current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability: literature review

Researchers from the Social Policy Research Centre conducted this literature review on current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability.
Report

The road to representivity

Overview This new paper from the Centre for the Analyisis of Social Media at Demos and Ipsos MORI argues that whilst social media platforms offer powerful new ways of understanding society, they are often researched poorly, with little examination of the extent to which insights...
Report

The metric tide: report of the independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment and management

Executive summary This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management. The review was chaired by Professor James Wilsdon, supported by an independent and multidisciplinary group of experts in scientometrics, research funding, research...
Journal article

Who done it, actually? Dissociative identity disorder for the criminologist

Through the analysis of clinical examples, the paper explores how decisions are made by a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the notions of choice and ‘competent reasoning’, and the practical and ethical ways for interviewing a person with DID. Abstract
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The net effect: using social media data to understand the impact of a conference on social networks

The research uses social media data from Twitter to develop a methodology for understanding the effects of events and conferences.
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Baby steps or giant strides?

Child and family policies are developing and expanding in dynamic ways around the world, despite the fiscal austerity that enveloped many countries in the wake of the global financial crisis. However, Australia’s early childhood care polices are in desperate need of reform. The childcare debate...
Discussion paper

The opportunity of residential property investment vehicles in enhancing affordable rental housing supply

This research study investigates the effectiveness of residential investment vehicles in enhancing the supply of private rental properties in Australia and elsewhere.
Working paper

Social action on social media

This paper examines a new way of detecting and measuring social action, especially that which takes place below the radar.
Report

Tangible outcomes of internet use: from digital skills to tangible outcomes project report

In the past decade, digital divide discussions have moved from discussions of use or non-use, to a more nuanced recognition of different types and levels of access, motivation, skills and Internet use in a discourse that centres around digital inclusion and inequality. However, there remain...
Report

Immigration on Twitter: understanding public attitudes online

Examines the potential of listening to conversations taking place about immigration on Twitter. Summary Over the last fifteen years, immigration has become an increasingly important political issue in the United Kingdom – with growing concern among the settled population about its economic and cultural impact...
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Directions for research data management in UK universities

Research data is recognised as being central to research and disseminating, sharing and enabling access to research data are all now seen as essential to research integrity. Making research data accessible does not simply facilitate validation, it also supports new research and innovation.