Research Partnerships


Sciences Po, the Maison Francaise d’Oxford, the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations, of Sociology, of Social Policy and intervention, and the Modern European History Research Centre are working together to facilitate and develop scholarly collaboration between the academic communities of the University of Oxford, Sciences Po and the Maison Francaise d’Oxford, particularly in political science, international relations, sociology, history and social policy.

OxPo aims to facilitate the organisation of conferences, workshops, seminars and the launching of research projects, as well as academic exchanges for students, postdocs and academics.

Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel

Professor Paul Montgomery has been appointed to the Cross-Whitehall Trial Advice Panel, a group of top academics and government representatives, who will support the design and implementation of effective trials to improve the effectiveness of government policies. This is the first time the Government has brought these experts together with civil servants for such a purpose.

The panel will aim to increase the number of high quality trials taking place across Government as part of both new, and existing, policies, programmes and interventions.

Professor Montgomery will be joined on the panel by fellow Oxford professors Catherine De Vries and Raymond Duch from the Department of Politics and International Relations. His appointment is supported by matched funding from Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration.

Institute of Social and Economic Research at Rhodes University, South Africa

A number of collaborative projects examining the implementation, dynamics and effects of social policies in South Africa. Visit the Rhodes University website for further information.

Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH)

 A collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other academic institutions: Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, Bangor University and University of Reading.