Think tanks as research mediators?: case studies from public health

Katherine E. Smith, Louise Kay, Jennifer Torres

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    Abstract

    The number of think tanks operating in the UK is increasing, providing an ever important source of ideas and research for policy audiences. They have been framed by some as useful intermediaries between research and policy, which academics aiming to influence policy might seek to emulate. Yet, there has been very little empirical work to explore how think tanks employ research, or on whose behalf they operate. This paper draws on two qualitative research projects to begin addressing this gap by exploring the role of British think tanks in debates about two major public health concerns: tobacco control and health inequalities.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages371-390
    Number of pages20
    JournalEvidence and Policy
    Volume9
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

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    Smith, Katherine E. ; Kay, Louise ; Torres, Jennifer. / Think tanks as research mediators? case studies from public health. In: Evidence and Policy. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 371-390.
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