Affiliated Researchers

Dr Jonathan Grant

Affiliated Researcher

Jonathan is founding Director of Different Angles Ltd, a consultancy that focuses on the social impact of universities and research.  His main interests are in biomedical and health R&D policy, research impact assessment, the use of research and evidence in policy and decision-taking, and the social purpose of universities in the 21st century.  Jonathan has significant international experience, having helped formulate and implement R&D and other strategies in, for example, the UK, Greece, Norway, Qatar, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Australia, Canada and the USA.

Jonathan joined King’s College London, as Professor of Public Policy, in 2014 to set up the Policy Institute at King’s, and was its Director until 2017, when he stepped down to develop King’s strategic vision 2029.  He then was appointed Vice President & Vice Principal (Service).  Jonathan left King’s in September 2021 to focus on Different Angles. 

Jonathan is a senior advisor Researchfish, a data platform that captures research impact from funded grants, and a Research Fellow at RAND Europe, a public policy think tank and an associate of the Nous Group, an international management consultancy.  He is also a Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities.

Jonathan’s book, The New Power University.  The social purpose of higher education in the 21st century, was published by Pearson in March 2021.