Head of Health and Social Care
Robert is an award-winning healthcare policy specialist. He joined Policy Exchange in 2020 following seven years in consultancy where Robert advised private and third sector organisations across a range of issues including NHS estates, vaccinations, dementia, and genomics. He has degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter.
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by Robert Ede | Mar 22, 2021Related Content Almost exactly a year ago, on 16 March 2020, a group of scientists submitted a proposal to the UK Government outlining the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK) plan to deliver large scale and rapid virus sequencing capability. Fast forward to the...
by Robert Ede | Feb 9, 2021Related Content The forthcoming white paper should be cautiously welcomed. While not perfect, these proposals to enhance political accountability are long overdue, writes Robert Ede. On first impression, a government white paper on legislative reform may appear...
Following the science? Policymakers deserve their share of praise for backing a sector that is leading the UK out of the pandemic
by Robert Ede | Jan 11, 2021Related Content Throughout the pandemic, debate has swirled around the relationship between science and Government. This debate has been fierce, loud and challenging. But beneath the noise, there is a history of successive UK Governments of different political...
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In our new journal, Environmental Affairs, @MacaesBruno highlights the increasing age of competition between economic blocs and spheres of influence, which is being accelerated by climate policies. policyexchange.org.u…
RT @ed_birkett 📖Energy Security Gets Local My new article for The Geopolitics of Climate Change, the first edition of the new @Policy_Exchange journal, Environmental Affairs. I argue that move to 'electrifying everything' makes energy security increasingly local & regional rather than global twitter.com/Policy_E…
The move to ‘electrify everything’ will reduce reliance on global oil and gas markets but brings new risks in energy security, writes @ed_birkett in our new journal, Environmental Affairs. policyexchange.org.u…