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

Innovating in Innovation

CSaP is working with the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC) and others to design a consultation, seminar and workshop programme which will bring together the latest research and ...

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Why do young people take more risks?

A roundtable discussion in Cambridge for our Policy Leaders Fellows explored the risk-taking behaviour of young people.

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.

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How can we use behavioural insights to develop effective IWT demand reduction initiatives?

CSaP hosted a 2-day policy workshop in collaboration with the FCO and TRAFFIC, bringing together a range of experts from government, academia and other key stakeholders to explore ...


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Scientific advice to governments

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 ...

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.