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Past articles by James:

What the FRAP happens next? Four priorities for reforming the REF

The next exercise should clarify its purpose and language, relax its disciplinary focus and refine research culture, says James Wilsdon → Read More

From diet pills to driverless cars: why we need to debate the politics of science and technology

It’s time to say goodbye to the Political Science blog at the Guardian – but we’re moving to a new home → Read More

It’s time to burst the biomedical bubble in UK research

Richard Jones and James Wilsdon: A new study calls for a rebalancing of research and innovation funding to better meet the UK’s economic, social and health needs → Read More

Has the tide turned towards responsible metrics in research?

James Wilsdon: A new report takes stock of how metrics are being used and abused in research management across UK universities → Read More

The deferred promise of Islamic-world science

Ehsan Masood and James Wilsdon: Ten years ago, there was excitement about the prospects for science and innovation across the Islamic world. Was this optimism misplaced? → Read More

How can UK science raise the bar for diversity and inclusion?

Lauren Couch, Sarah Salway and James Wilsdon: A new network for equality, diversity and inclusion in research will challenge the scientific community to take these priorities more seriously → Read More

The changing landscape for research policy and funding

The changing landscape for research policy and funding.Professor James Wilsdon, Director of Policy, Impact & Engagement, Social Sciences Faculty → Read More

Wellcome’s £5 billion boost to British science

James Wilsdon: The Wellcome Trust today unveils its new strategy, with a commitment to spend more and spend smarter in areas where it can make the biggest difference. → Read More

In defence of the Research Excellence Framework

James Wilsdon: We need an intelligent, evidence-informed debate about the costs and benefits of research assessment. → Read More

Let’s keep talking: why public dialogue on science and technology matters more than ever

James Wilsdon: Experiments in public engagement, pioneered by the Sciencewise programme, are one of the quiet success stories of UK science policy over the past decade. → Read More

Juncker axes Europe's chief scientific adviser

James Wilsdon: While Europe’s scientists were watching Rosetta, President Juncker quietly scrapped the role of his top scientific adviser. What does this mean for the future of evidence-based policy in Europe? → Read More

A rough guide to science advice

James Wilsdon, Kristiann Allen & Katsia Paulavets: As scientists and policymakers gather in Auckland for a global summit on scientific advice, what lessons can we identify that apply across diverse national systems? → Read More

Researchers, brush up your Mandarin and get ready to spend time in China

The scope for UK-China research collaboration is clear, says James Wilsdon, but we need to broaden our focus → Read More

Beijing's innovation diplomacy

James Wilsdon, Kirsten Bound and Tom Saunders: China's science and innovation system is more connected than ever to the wider world. How do countries like the UK strike a balance between competition and collaboration? → Read More

Too many chiefs? Experts, advisers and the disciplinary mix

James Wilsdon: Calls for social scientists and historians to be given formal advisory roles in government may distract from the task of integrating insights from all disciplines → Read More

James Wilsdon: Mission to Planet Rumsfeld

James Wilsdon: Washington's sudden enthusiasm for the final frontier betrays a sinister agenda. → Read More