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Justyna Bandola-Gill

Justyna Bandola-Gill
Dr Justyna Bandola-Gill
Research Fellow
2.01 22 George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Sociology of Knowledge, Public policy, International Organisations, Quantification, Expertise, Research use, Evidence & experts in policy, Knowledge transfer/exchange, Research impact, Policy instruments, Social Policy, child poverty, governance, Political Sociology


PhD in Science and Technology Studies (the University of Edinburgh); MRes in Science and Technology Studies (Distinction, the University of Edinburgh); MA in Political Science (Distinction Equiv., Jagiellonian University)

Research interests

Justyna is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and Public Policy. Her main research interests include:

  • Expertise and expert knowledge;
  • Knowledge politics and policies (e.g. the research impact agenda);
  • Evidence-based policymaking, evidence use and co-production of knowledge;
  • Public policy design, formulation and instrumentation;
  • Measurement and quantification in public policy.

Currently, Justyna is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the METRO project, where her research explores the production and governance of childhood poverty indicators by Internationational Organisations.


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Smith, K., Bandola-Gill, J., Meer, N., Stewart, E., & Watermeyer, R. The Impact Agenda: Constructing, debating and challenging the assessment of “research impact” in the UK (under contract with Policy Press, forthcoming Spring 2020).

Bandola-Gill, J. (2019) Between Relevance and Excellence? Research Impact Agenda and the Production of Policy Knowledge. Science and Public Policy. (online first) 

Wreford A, Martin S, Reed M., Bandola-Gill, J., Low, R., Cross, A.  (2019) Evidence-informed climate policy: mobilising strategic research and pooling expertise for rapid evidence generationClimatic Change (online first)

Bandola-Gill, J., & Lyall, C. (2017) Knowledge Brokers and Policy Advice in Policy Formulation. In Howlett M., Mukherjee I. (eds), Elgar Handbook of Policy Formulation, pp. 249-265. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Bandola-Gill, J. (2016) Review of Producing Health Policy. Knowledge and Knowing in Government Policy Work by Jo Maybin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Evidence & Policy, 12 (3), 455-458.

Selected Reports

Bandola-Gill, J., Brans, M., & Flinders, M. (2018) Incentives for Impact of Political Science. Report to EU COST Action ProSEPS – Professionalisation and Social Impact of European Political Science, March 2018.

Bandola-Gill, J., & Lyall, C. (2015) Interdisciplinarity Reflected in the Policy Documents of Funding Bodies of INTREPID Members. Report to EU COST Action INTREPID, November 2015.

Lyall, C., Meagher, L., Bandola, J., & Kettle, A. (2015), Interdisciplinary provision in higher education: current and future challenges. Report to Higher Education Academy, August 2015.