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

What are the challenges for the future of healthcare in the UK?

The 2017 CSaP Annual Lecture was delivered by Professor Christopher Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health, who made his predictions about the future of health ...

Scientific advice to governments

German universities launch science-policy Fellowship

Inspired by CSaP's Policy Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, the Mercator Science-Policy Fellowship launched in Frankfurt last month, welcoming 18 new Policy Fellows.

Policy Workshops

Devolution and inclusive economic growth: Lessons from Manchester

On Thursday 4 May 2017, Greater Manchester will elect its first Mayor. The creation of a directly elected Mayor is part of the process of devolving more political ...

Scientific advice to governments

How can earth's vital signs help us to monitor the impacts of climate change?

The 2017 Climate Change Seminar Series kicked off in January with a talk on how understanding earth’s “vital signs” could aid efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, climate ...


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Policy Workshops

The legal and ethical implications of using health data

A CSaP Policy Workshop convened a panel of experts to discuss the implications of advances in data science and genomics.

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.