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

Public Service Transformation: What’s Next?

Digital technology has already transformed the private sector, from improving efficiency to fundamentally altering how consumers interact with businesses and producers.Dr Mark Thompson of Cambridge Judge Business School ...

Scientific advice to governments

Behaviour change, nudging and the nanny state

The first session at CSaP's annual conference was chaired by Dr Helen Munn, Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and included world leading experts on behaviour change ...

Scientific advice to governments

Data science and AI in policy opportunities

This session highlighted the potential opportunities provided by data science and AI, and how these might influence or aid future policymaking.

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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Policy Workshops

What's the value of Real World Evidence in the context of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy?

CSaP hosted a discussion on the potential and limits of real-world evidence and its place in the UK’s approach to life sciences.

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.