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.

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The impact of ride sharing apps on urban mobility

Planning for the future of urban mobility balances the need to reduce the amount of cars on the road whilst also maximising access to transportation. A meeting for ...

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POST launch Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has announced an Academic Fellowship Scheme, giving researchers from PhD to professor the opportunity to take part in projects of ...

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Focusing on topics of strategic importance to research and policy

Our workshops, seminars, lectures and annual conference bring together policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.

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How can machine learning techniques improve our understanding of climate change risks in the future?

Dr Emily Shurckburgh explains how machine learning techniques can be used to improve climate model predictions and provide a more sophisticated understanding of climate change risks in the ...


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Multi-level governance of climate change: CSaP Policy Workshop

The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a major step in global climate change mitigation efforts, but how can different levels of governance work together to make the ...

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

"Handling risk is a vital task for any government. By building timely and relevant connections between government and academia, the Centre for Science and Policy is making a significant contribution to improving the use of evidence in public policy."

Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser