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Over the duration of my career I have published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, reports and book chapters, including in leading academic journals such as Science, Nature, The Lancet and the British Medical Journal. Recent highlights are listed below, with the full publication list downloadable by clicking the button at the end of the page.

Selected publications from the past five years include:


  • Grant J (2021).  The New Power University.  The social purpose of higher education in the 21st century.  Pearson, London.

  • Benner M, Grant J and O’Kane M (2022).  Crisis Response in Higher Education.  How the pandemic challenged university operations and organisation.  Plagrave Macmillan, Cham

  • Davies SC, Grant J & Catchpole, M (2013). The Drugs Don’t Work. A Global Threat. Penguin, London.

Peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters

  • Adams J, Johnson J and Grant J (2021).  The rise of UK-Science research collaboration: Trends, opportunities and challenges.  Science and Public Policy, Volume 49, Issue 1, February 2022, Pages 132–147.



  • Votruba N, Grant J, & Thornicroft, G (2021).  EVITA 2.0, an updated framework for understanding evidence‑based mental health policy agenda‑setting: tested and informed by key informant interviews in a multilevel comparative case study. Health Research Policy and Systems, 19 (1),


  • Hanney SR, Wooding S, Sussex J and Grant J (2020). From COVID-19 research to vaccine application: Why might it take 17 months not 17 years and what are the wider lessons? Health Research Policy and Systems, 18(1)

  • Hinrichs-Krapels S, Bailey J, Boulding H, Duffy, B, Hesketh R, Kinloch E, Pollitt A, Rawlings S, van Rij A, Wilkinson B, Pow R and Grant J (2020). Using Policy Labs as a process to bring evidence closer to public policymaking: a guide to one approach. Palgrave Communication 6 (101).

  • Votruba N, Grant J & Thornicroft GJ (2020). The EVITA framework for evidence-based mental health policy agenda setting in low- and middle-income countries', Health Policy and Planning, 1 (16).

  • Hinrichs-Krapels S, Pollitt AR, Grant J, Wilkinson BJ & Kinloch EA (2019). Impact by design: Planning your research impact in 7Cs. Emerald Open Research. 

  • Grant J & Buxton MJ (2018). Economic returns to medical research. BMJ Open, 8, doi:10.1136.

  • Votruba N, Ziemann A, Grant J & Thornicroft G (2018). A systematic review of frameworks of the interrelationships of mental health evidence and policy in low- and middle-income countries. Health research policy and systems. BioMed Central. 16 (1), p1-17.

  • Williams K & Grant J (2018). A comparative review of how the policy and procedures to assess research impact evolved in Australia and the UK. Research Evaluation, 27 (2), p93-105.


  • On behalf of the International School on Research Impact Assessment (2018). ISRIA statement: Ten-point guidelines for an effective process of research impact assessment for the International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA). Health Research Policy and Systems, 16 (1), p8.


  • Glover M, Montague E, Pollitt A, Guthrie S, Hanney S, Buxton M & Grant J (2018). Estimating the Returns to United Kingdom Publicly Funded Musculoskeletal Disease Research in Terms of Net Value of Improved Health Outcomes. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16 (1), p1.


  • Boulding H, Harper H, Pow R, Halpern D & Grant J (2018). Chapter 14, Embracing uncertainty: futures thinking in action. In: Davies S. Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2018 Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach. Department of Health. 


  • Grant J, Rohr C, Howarth D, Lu H & Pollitt AR (2018). What sort of Brexit do the British people want? A longitudinal study examining the 'trade-offs' people would be willing to make in reaching a Brexit deal. The Policy Institute at King's, King’s College London.


  • Gill A, Hinrichs-Krapels S & Grant J (2017). Insight workflow: Systematically combining human and computational methods to explore textual data.  Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68 (7), p1671-1686.


  • Rohr C, Pollitt AR, Howarth D, Lu H & Grant J (2017). What sort of Brexit do the British people want? A proof-of-concept study using stated preference discrete choice experiments. The Policy Institute at King's, King’s College London.


  • Hinrichs-Krapels S & Grant J (2016). Exploring the effectiveness, efficiency and equity (3e’s) of research and research impact assessment.  Palgrave Communications2, 16090.


  • Pollitt A, Potoglou D, Patil S, Burge P, Guthrie S, King S, Wooding S & Grant J (2016). Understanding the relative valuation of research impact: A best-worst scaling experiment of the general public and biomedical and health researchers.  BMJ Open, 6 (8), 010916.


  • Ovseiko PV, Greenhalgh T, Adam P, Grant J, Hinrichs-Krapels S, Graham KE, Valentine PA, Sued O, Boukhris OF, Al Olaqi NM, Al Rahbi IS, Dowd A, Bice S, Heiden TL, Fischer MD, Dopson S, Norton R, Pollitt A, Wooding S, Balling GV & 25 others (2016). A global call for action to include gender in research impact assessment. Health Research Policy and Systems14, 1.


  • Ovseiko PV, Edmunds LD, Pololi L H, Greenhalgh T, Kiparoglou V, Henderson LR, Williamson C, Grant J, Lord GM, Channon KM, Lechler RI & Buchan AM (2016). Markers of achievement for assessing and monitoring gender equity in translational research organisations: A rationale and study protocol.  BMJ Open, 6 (1), e009022.


  • Sussex J, Feng Y, Mestre-Ferrandiz J, Pistollato M, Hafner M, Burridge P & Grant J (2016). Quantifying the economic impact of government and charity funding of medical research on private R&D funding in the United Kingdom. BMC Medicine, 14:32.

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