Policy Options

Resources for policymakers, supported by scientific evidence and economic analysis, to inform the development of future policies.

Policy options, backed up by robust scientific evidence generated during the project, will be published in a policy briefing at the end of the project. The options will consider current policy and help inform the development of future policies at local, regional, national and EU levels. The policy options will incorporate economic aspects and ‘what-if’ scenarios, via the Economic Simulation Platform, to ensure that the associated costs and benefits associated are also provided to policymakers.

To enable more effective translation of the research findings into potential social innovations and real policy change, two ‘Science Connecting Policy’ workshops will be held during the project. The first workshop, held in June 2021, allowed policymakers early engagement with the project. The second will be used to disseminate the policy options resulting from the LongITools project.

Timescale for completion: Winter 2024


Policy Forum: Obesity

Our latest policy forum, held on 30th March 2022, focused on obesity and its impact across the life-course. Speakers and participants discussed the definition of obesity from a clinical and a policy perspective, as well as why it matters. Find out more in this news article.

Save the Date

Our next policy forum will take place on 29th September 2022 . You can register your interest by emailing Lynsey Greenwood.

Policy Forum: Air Pollution

We held our first policy forum on 29th September 2021 on the topic of air pollution. Dr Kevin Cromar, program director at the Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, shared his experience of working at the interface of scientific research and public policy. For more on the topic and the event please read our blog.