Policy Innovation Lab


  • Prof Richard M. WALKER


  • Investigate policy areas related to CityU’s strategic research themes of one health, digital society, smart city, matter and brain,
  • Examine the effectiveness of policy tools, policy formulation techniques, decision-making techniques, policy implementation and evaluation, and
  • Adopt a comparative focus and interdisciplinary methodology to produce evidence-led research to inform the development of public policy.


  • Synthesize existing knowledge through integration studies (systematic reviews, meta-analysis) in the search for evidence-based policy solutions,
  • Conduct field, laboratory and survey experiments to develop robust evidence on policy challenges, and
  • Analyzing big data to identify trends across policy challenges