Our research helps inform policymaking both in the UK and worldwide across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. These range from areas such as science and innovation policy through to healthcare management, regional devolution and welfare policies.
Our academics engage across the highest levels of government, sitting on select committees and working groups, while being regularly commissioned to write reports for government departments in their specific research areas where they are recognised as leading authorities.
For instance our Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a world-leading centre of excellence in the study of science, technology and innovation policy and management. Its mission to combine rigour with relevance lies at the heart of its engagement activities as it seeks to help policymakers understand the dynamics of science and innovation. For instance the Institute was recently commissioned by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as part of an ongoing review of government research establishments.
Our Health Services Research Centre is a leading authority on healthcare management, and most recently has been informing policy around the devolution of health and social care services in Greater Manchester.
And our academics are also at the forefront of changing working practices. For instance Professor Jill Rubery recently gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee on policies aimed at reducing the pay gap for women.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Steve Westgarth, Head of Engineering for healthcare giant Boots UK, shared his secrets to career success at the Entrepreneurs@Manchester speaker series hosted online by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC), part of Alliance Manchester Business School. >>
Friday, March 26, 2021
Entrepreneurial students and recent graduates from across The University of Manchester took part in the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre’s annual business start-up competition and applied to win a slice of the Venture Further 2021 £75,000 prize fund to turn their innovative business ideas into reality. >>
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
An obituary for Professor Mick Marchington, emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, and former Editor-in-chief (2005-2010) of the Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ), >>
Friday, March 12, 2021
This year, Alliance MBS awarded eight incoming undergraduate students with social responsibility scholarships. We caught up with this year's scholars to find out which social responsibility issues they are most passionate about, and how their scholarship has further motivated and enabled them to take action to make a positive impact. >>
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Now into its eighth year, the Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award competition, in association with Professor Sir Andre Geim, is now open to all students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent graduates of The University of Manchester. >>