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.

Policy Workshops

What makes a successful research culture?

A CSaP Policy Workshop organised in collaboration with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) explored research cultures, how they are formed and what influences them.

Policy Workshops

How science can influence policy

There are certain practical realities when it comes to bringing the implications of research to the attention of policy makers. To discuss these and more, the Centre for ...

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How can the Policy Fellowship help decision makers in government?

The Centre for Science and Policy held a reception in Cambridge last month at the McGrath Centre in St Catharine's College. Along with a chance for CSaP to ...

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 ...


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Policy Workshops

Working on the inside

What role can the Centre for Science and Policy play in cultivating and nurturing scientists with an ability and passion for communication and policy?

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.