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Policy Impact

The Geary Institute for Public Policy aims to maximise the impact of its research on public policy in Ireland and internationally.

To achieve this aim, the Institute runs an online research dissemination platform - (opens in a new window)publicpolicy.ie that summarises the policy implications of academic research in an accessible and succinct format. The Institute regularly organises seminars and conferences in partnership with policy makers and implementers.

In addition, the Institute provides a range of supports to enable its members maximise the impact of their research on policy. These include policy impact guides, templates for policy briefs and training. Many members of the Geary Institute for Public Policy actively collaborate with policy makers through their membership of the boards of government agencies, commissions or expert advisory bodies.

You can find more information on these activities below.


(opens in a new window)PublicPolicy.ie is the online platform for informing academic and contemporary debates about public policy in Ireland. Established in 2012 with support from Atlantic Philanthropies, it was incorporated into the Geary Institute for Public Policy at UCD in 2019.

PublicPolicy.ie aims to provide independent evidence to inform economic, social and environmental policies and to communicate relevant research findings to policymakers and interested citizens in an accessible way. Through PublicPolicy.ie, Irish policymakers can source a range of material, including original policy papers from leading expert researchers in UCD and the wider academic community, and policy-relevant external reports.

PublicPolicy.ie is independent, has no party political association or view and is not aligned with any sectional interest.

Please read our latest policy papers (opens in a new window)here.

Policy Impact Support and Information

Communication to policymakers requires a different style and focus from academic communications. Please find some materials to help create and maximise the policy impact of research.

Additionally, you can find a number of useful materials on informing policy through academic research here.

  • Download our Policy Impact Guide here
  • Download our Policy Brief Guide here


Publicpolicy.ie hosts events to help the Geary Fellows and wider research community to maximise their research in terms of policy impact and to connect academics and policymakers who are working on policy issues that are at the forefront of public discourse in Ireland.

Find upcoming and past events below.

Publicpolicy.ie: 'Impact 2030: strategies for strengthening the impact of research on policy'. Access the webinar (opens in a new window)here.

'Talking about Land for Affordable Housing seminar series run in partnership with the housing Agency and the Land Development Agency'. Access the series (opens in a new window)here

Contact the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4615 | E: geary@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)