CSaP's mission is to improve public policy through the more effective use of evidence and expertise. We do this by creating opportunities for public policy professionals and academics to learn from each other.

We convene our network to provide fresh perspectives and critical challenges to conventional thinking.

Through our workshops, Fellowships and research programme, we have pioneered new ways of bringing academia and public policy together.

Scientific advice to governments

The future of science in Parliament

To discuss science in Parliament, we invited Dr Evan Harris and Dr Julian Huppert to deliver our fourth Distinguished Lecture.

Policy Workshops

DECC workshop on behaviour and energy efficiency

Behaviour change experts and officials responsible for policies to encourage increased energy efficiency met earlier this month in a workshop organised by CSaP for the Department of Energy ...

Policy Workshops

How can we make the best use of urban green space?

CSaP's Policy Workshop, held in collaboration with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Grow Wild, brought together practitioners, residents, academics and local government officials together at ...

Scientific advice to governments

Culture clash - bridging the divide between science and policy

The ‘Future Directions for Science Advice in Whitehall’ seminar series got off to a great start at the Institute for Government on 20 November, when panellists addressed a ...


A further welcome to @ben_greenstone from @DCMS, who is at @Cambridge_Uni to start his @CSciPol Fellowship today to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Our 2018 intake of graduate interns have arrived! They’ll be working on a wide range of high profile science and po… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Policy Workshops

Threats to the university, humanities and science

Despite generating an historic amount of research in fields barely imaginable a generation ago, some consider the reputation of science to be at an all time low. Events ...

CSaP in numbers

Our programmes, workshops, and professional development activities provide opportunities for policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.