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

Industrial strategy and the role of place

Last month, CSaP hosted a roundtable discussion to explore the potential of the Cambridge technology cluster in the context of the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

Policy Workshops

Restorative Justice: pathways for the future

On 22 June 2015 the Centre for Science and Policy ran a workshop titled 'Restorative Justice: pathways for the future'. The event was organised in partnership with the ...

Scientific advice to governments

CSaP Policy Fellow discusses why Britain needs a National Risk Register

In this discussion piece, John Tesh (Deputy Director, Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat, and CSaP Policy Fellow) explains why Britain needs a National Risk Register.

Policy Workshops

Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequencing will throw up ethical and legal issues and new regulatory challenges. There will also be practical issues to consider, such as how whole genome sequencing ...


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What's next for devolution in England?

Why does it matter that we should have devolution in England? What has happened to English devolution over the past year? These are just two of the questions ...

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.