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

Do conspiracy theories undermine democracy?

Last month we hosted a roundtable discussion in Cambridge for our Policy Leaders Fellows which explored the relationship between conspiracy, democracy and trust.

Scientific advice to governments

The Rothschild report (1971) and the purpose of government-funded R&D—a personal account

In his paper, Dr Miles Parker reflects on his experience as a former scientific adviser in Defra with particular respect to Rothschild’s principles and their effect on “evidence ...

Scientific advice to governments

So you want to work in policy?

Many PhD students and postdocs are uncertain about what career path they want to take. A workshop organised by CSaP for the Earth System Science DTP and EnvEast ...

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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#DYK that #YouTube was once an #onlinedating agency that encouraged people to post #videos of themselves? The compa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Policy Workshops

What is online manipulation and how do we regulate it?

CSaP worked with the Department for Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport to organise a Workshop to explore how to regulate social media and to act against online manipulation. ...

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.