Professor Jonathan Grant


Director, King’s Policy Institute, King's College London

Jonathan Grant is Director of the King’s Policy Institute and Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London (KCL). His main research interests are on R&D policy and the use of research and evidence in policy and decision making. The King’s Policy Institute is responsible for driving KCL’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 create, 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 an 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