Jonathan Grant, B.Sc., Ph.D., is a professor of public policy at King’s College London and director and founder of Different Angles, a consultancy with a focus on the social impact of universities and research. Dr. Grant couples creative thinking with in-depth analysis to challenge assumptions and orthodoxies about how best to produce health and health policy research that not only adds to the existing evidence base but also results in meaningful, sustained impact in the communities studied. Before founding Different Angles, Dr. Grant was the president of RAND Europe, a vice president and vice principal at King’s College London and director of its Policy Institute, as well as the head of policy at the Wellcome Trust.

Authored by Jonathan Grant, B.Sc., Ph.D.


Changing Academic Research for Social Good

Research into the way health systems function and affect communities should make a meaningful impact on the lives of the people and places studied. A new paper, commissioned by AcademyHealth’s Paradigm Project, offers new strategies to increase the societal impact that health researchers can have on the communities they study.