December 7th, 2015

Nuffield student part of discovery of new strategy for treating arthritis

A student from the Nuffield Foundation’s Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme has been instrumental in a new study which indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.

November 30th

Confusion over ‘unnatural’ science could be hampering public debate

Confusion over what people mean when they describe science, technology and medicine as ‘unnatural’ could be causing people to talk at cross purposes, hampering public debates, says the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today.

Foster care protects the education of children in care

A new research study launched on 30 November 2015 identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England. The fact that most children in care lag behind their peers in their educational achievement has long been a concern.

November 25th

New flat rate state pension will lead to benefit cuts for some groups

Low earning renters stand to lose the most from planned reforms to state pensions and long-term care if they are not protected, according to a new report from the Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) research team and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. 

Fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is not workable

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, in its report A Fracturing Union?, argues that the process for determining the fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is flawed and that its design principles may not be workable and are not mutually compatible.

November 2nd

Nuffield grant-holder receives top research prize

Nuffield-funded neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of her ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development.

October 23rd

Report challenges Government criticism of judicial review

A major study of judicial review funded by the Nuffield Foundation has contradicted Government claims that the process is widely abused, of little value to claimants and a burden on public bodies.

October 20th

Anna Vignoles appointed Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anna Vignoles to its Board of Trustees.

October 16th

Towards a family justice observatory

The Nuffield Foundation is calling for expressions of interest for delivery of a scoping study to develop proposals for the purpose, functions and delivery options for a family justice observatory. The estimated budget is £100-£150k, and those interested should first read the call for expressions of interest. The deadline is 5.30pm on Monday 9 November 2015.

October 15th

Chief Executive recruitment

The Nuffield Foundation Trustees are looking for an outstanding individual to lead the Foundation as Chief Executive.