Policy Briefings

The University of York is home to a wide range of experts engaging in policy-relevant work at the local, national and international scales.

If you are a Policymaker, interested citizen, or academic collaborator, we invite you to read through our policy briefs that address some of society's biggest challenges.

Download our Policy Briefings

Uniform mistakes: the cost of going back to school (PDF , 464kb)
Dr Geoff Page, Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
Dr Maddy Power, Health Sciences, University of York
Dr Ruth Patrick, Social Policy and Social Work, University of York

Experiences of social security for families on low income during the pandemic (PDF , 151kb)
Dr Maddy Power, Health Sciences, University of York
Dr Geoff Page, Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, University of Birmingham
Dr Ruth Patrick, Social Policy and Social Work, University of York

Paying back benefit debt - when deductions are made to benefit payments (PDF , 142kb)
Dr Ruth Patrick, Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
Tom Lee, Child Poverty Action Group

How do I make something from nothing? Universal credit, precarity, mental health (PDF , 706kb)
Dr Katie Pybus, Health Sciences, University of York
Dr Sophie Wickham, University of Liverpool
Geoff Page, Social Policy and Social Work
Maddy Power, Health Sciences, University of York
Ben Barr
Ruth Patrick, Social Policy and Social Work, University of York

Policy Brief -Dryland nature based solutions for informal settlement (PDF , 1,637kb)
Dr Jessica Thorn, Department of Environment and Geography, Professor Rob Marchant, Department of Environment and Geography, Dr Steve Cinderby, Stockholm Environment Institute York, Dr Adam Hejnowicz, Department of Biology

Policy Brief - socially-inclusive-policy-brief-final (PDF , 1,877kb)
Dr Jessica Thorn, Department of Environment and Geography, Professor Rob Marchant, Department of Environment and Geography, Dr Steve Cinderby, Stockholm Environment Institute York, Dr Adam Hejnowicz, Department of Biology

Tobacco cessation within TB programmes (PDF , 533kb)
Professor Kamran Siddiqi, Department of Health Sciences
Dr Helen Elsey, Department of Health Sciences

Pakistan Policy Brief Tb and Tobacco (PDF , 245kb)
Professor Kamran Siddiqi, Department of Health Sciences
Dr Helen Elsey, Department of Health Sciences

Geoengineering - A climate of uncertainty (PDF , 2,165kb)
Dr Lynda Dunlop, Department of Education

Education for environmental sustainability - A manifesto (PDF , 854kb)
Dr Lynda Dunlop, Department of Education