Emerald Open Research: Volume 1 Issue 13 , Open Access


Table of contents - Special Issue: Policy Briefs

A policy framework for supporting high growth potential firms

Richard D. Simmons, Nigel Culkin

Economic progress requires both creating new industries – defined as economic development – and developing existing ones – called economic growth. This policy brief sets out an…

Re-imagining secure children's home design to improve outcomes for children

Caroline Andow, Raymond Arthur, Rachel Dunn, Stefan Kleipoedszus, Nicola Wake

This policy brief provides policy recommendations on the internal design of new secure children's homes (SCHs).These policy recommendations are developed from findings from focus…


Standardising multi-agency safeguarding hubs (MASH): building a framework to effectively identify and manage risk

Sarah Shorrock, Steven Parker, Gareth Addidle, Mark Dimelow, Joyce Liddle, Douglas Martin, Tony Procto, Philippa Olive

MASH has been a feature of safeguarding practices in England and Wales since 2011, bringing safeguarding agencies together to effectively share information and prevent…

How to deal with corruption if you want your economy to grow

Stijn Kuipers, Veerle Verhey

Corruption is widely considered as one of the primary bounds on economic growth. As a result, eradicating corruption takes top priority in development policy. Sadly, most…

Policy learning For education in a pandemic and post-pandemic world: the ARC Education Project

Trista Hollweck, Daphne Varghese, Mohsen Haghighatpasand, Mariana Domínguez González

The aim of this policy brief is to summarize the key priorities and recommendations made by ARC delegates and thought leaders who came together virtually between March 2020 and…

Achieving policy change on autism: lessons from self-advocates in England

Kate Precious

Across Europe, national governments have moved to implement policies which deal exclusively with autistic people, indicating a reframing of autistic people as needing something…

Small and specialist university approach to equality and diversity – the GuildHE anti-racism project

Kate Wicklow

This brief considers how small and specialist higher education providers in England have approached creating an inclusive learning community, particularly focusing on ethnically…

The Australian legal response to non-fatal strangulation: policy recommendations

Heather Douglas, Robin Fitzgerald

Non-fatal strangulation (NFS) is a dangerous form of domestic violence. We need to understand and address the challenges of prosecuting offences of NFS to help ensure the safety…

Ensuring UK first-in-family students get full value from HE during the cost-of-living crisis

Kate Wicklow

Being the first in family to go to university affects a student’s perception of value for money in higher education (HE) and impacts their experience and graduate outcomes. The…

Openness is sperm and egg donor conception: improving support for donors and their families

Leah Gilman, Petra Nordqvist

This brief discusses the policy implications of the findings of a recent large scale study of UK egg and sperm donors. Since 2005, UK sperm and egg donors must consent to being…


Mitigating the impact of Universal Credit rollout on financial insecurity and crime

Rocco d’Este

Policy brief on how to mitigate the negative impacts of Universal Credit on financial insecurity and crime based on the paper d’Este, R. and Harvey, A. (2022), “The unintended…

Common ground in the global quest for open research

Glenn Hampson

It's hard to envision a system more global and more integrated than research. Many stakeholders affect and are affected by changes in the research ecosystem; the ecosystem differs…

The effectiveness of hazard risk communication ℃ expert and community perspective on Orewa in Auckland, New Zealand

Bapon Fakhruddin, Jassodra Kuizon, Craig Glover

Hazard risk communication has arguably been a challenge, especially in communities which are susceptible to multiple hazards. Orewa was specially chosen for this research in order…

Increasing accountability for the education of migrant children

Leslie Villegas

As the number of school-aged children living outside their country of birth continues to rise, domestic governments should examine whether their education systems have the…

Can industrial revolution 4.0 increase access and equity to HE in SE Asia?

Beena Giridharan

This brief highlights policies and procedures adopted by governments in South East Asia to increase better access to higher education among the lower socio-economic population…

Adult education: reaching the unreached

Eugenia Panitsides

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 was welcome globally, mainstreaming sustainability in all sectors, including education and training under Goal 4, which…

Rebuilding tourism post pandemic – policy recommendations from global case studies

Vanessa G.B. Gowreesunkar, Shem Wambugu Maingi, Hiran Roy, Roberto Micera

As the world continues to navigate between the “new normal” and the “next normal” of an ongoing pandemic, recovery plans of several tourism destinations are still not bringing…

Addressing corporate governance issues in APRM country review reports: a framework that works

Babarindé René Aderomou, McBride Nkhalamba

Establishing integrated reporting and thinking within mainstream business practice as the norm in the public and private sectors is fundamental. Corporate governance assessment in…

Reducing and managing the risk of disaster in Philippine jails and prisons

J.C. Gaillard, Etienne Marie Casing-Baring, Dewy Sacayan, Marjorie Balay-as, Michelle Santos

This brief is designed to inform disaster risk reduction and management in Philippine jails and prisons. It draws upon research conducted in nine jails and prisons between July…

Policy learning from COVID-19 in Europe

Linda Hantrais

The relative success of East Asian countries in controlling the spread of COVID-19 at its onset was widely attributed to their capacity to learn from previous experience of…

Marketing retirement housing as aspirational and not a sign of crisis

Louise Drew

We conducted consumer research with more than 2,000 adults and more than 100 representatives from retirement housing providers from across the UK to identify the “perception gap”…

Co-creation for sustainability: SDG 17 as a lever of change

Christopther Ansell, Eva Soerensen, Jacob Torfing

This policy brief argues that that co-creation provides an ideal strategy for mobilizing local actors and fostering innovative public value solutions that can tackle the complex…


The “S” in “STEM”: education and policies amid and post-COVID-19

Ahmad Samarji

Governments worldwide have been trying to direct more students towards STEM specialty areas, but the number of students majoring in STEM and seeking a STEM career path is not…

Co-operative leaders need to lead the way on global and local SDG adoption

Daphne Rixon, Fiona Duguid

This policy brief calls for co-operative industry associations to implement policies that encourage co-operatives to embrace the SDGs in a way that reflects the co-operative…

A framework for culturally appropriate and sustainable indigenous housing

Daphne Habibis

Safe, secure and stable housing is central to social, emotional and economic well-being for individuals and families. This is recognised by the United Nations as a fundamental…



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