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

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.

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 ...

Policy Workshops

Measuring national well-being

This CSaP workshop considered whether there were suitable methods for recording national well-being and how such data would become incorporated into policy decisions.

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How to measure what can't easily be measured

A CSaP Policy Workshop to brainstorm ideas on how the NIHR can measure the impact of its interventions brought together academic experts with senior policy makers for an ...

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What will future transport systems look like in the UK?

As part of the Government Foresight Project into the Future of Mobility, CSaP organised a Policy Workshop which brought together representatives from the Government Office for Science with ...

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.