Become a CUWb Policy Fellow

Become a CUWb Policy Fellow 

We’re currently piloting a policy fellowship scheme to provide policymakers and practitioners with opportunities to explore your policy questions and develop policy innovations supported by research, through one to one sessions with selected Birmingham academics. 

The Centre for Urban Wellbeing (CUWb) is piloting a policy fellowship scheme to support public policy makers working on wellbeing through tailored one to one research meetings with selected academics. Whether you require input on public and community health, local economies, neighbourhood planning, sustainability, social inclusion, creative industries, wellbeing metrics, innovative methods, data analysis or evidence reviews and many other research areas, the scheme is designed to help you address any questions you have and to frame your approach. 

Meetings will take place online at a time convenient to you and the academic. Our aim is to connect you with Associate Members of the Centre for Urban Wellbeing, who represent research areas across our 5 colleges (Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences) and across a number of research spotlights

Benefits to you:

  • Two to three sessions with selected academics from the University of Birmingham to help you explore a research topic relevant to a policy area you are currently working on
  • These sessions will be tailored to your needs, following an initial scoping conversation
  • We will recommend academics with the expertise that you are looking for and co-ordinate the process for you
  • You will then have the option to join the CUWb Policy Fellowship alumni network and access to workshops and events

Please get in touch with Dr Jessica Pykett for more information. 

If you are an alumni of the University of Birmingham you may also be interested to join the Policy Brum Alum - University of Birmingham network.