Jonathan Grant

Jonathan Grant


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Biographical details

Jonathan Grant is Director of the King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London. The King’s Policy Institute is responsible for driving the College's vision to develop and enhance its visibility, impact and outreach with the policymaking community in the UK and internationally. The aim of the Institute is to help secure, maximise and accelerate the translation of academic research to the benefit of policy and practice.  

Jonathan recently co-authored a book, ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, on the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. The book, written in collaboration with the Chief Medical Office of England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, and an expert in infectious diseases, Prof Mike Catchpole, sets out a ‘Microbial Manifesto’ on what needs to be done to address the issue. Published by Penguin, it was serialized by The Sunday Times and featured in the New Statesman and The Scotsman.  He recently co-lead a major international study on what makes biomedical and health research more likely to benefit patients.  Mental Health Retrosight shows how research projects that successfully translated into patient benefit share certain characteristics.  Jonathan has significant international experience providing analytical support on the formulation and implementation of R&D strategies in, for example, the UK, Greece, Norway, Qatar, Oman, Australia, Canada and the USA. 
Jonathan Grant was President of RAND Europe between June 2006 and October 2012. Under his leadership Jonathan oversaw the doubling of RAND Europe’s activity in Europe, the founding of a vibrant and successful office in Brussels, and the establishment of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, a joint venture with the University of Cambridge. 
Jonathan received his Ph.D from the Faculty of Medicine, University of London and his B.Sc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

Research interests

Jonathan's main research interests are on R&D policy and the use of research and evidence in policy and decision making.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Demographic, genetic and epidemiological studies into the effects of consanguineous marriages, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997


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