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.

Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb

An evening discussion with the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge

What was Churchill’s role in developing nuclear weapons, and in authorising the use of the atomic bomb, and how did his views change over time in response to ...

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Early career researchers discuss the benefits of building connections between science and policy

CSaP organised a talk for early career researchers to gain a better understanding of the role of research in the policy development process.

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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.

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Insights for Impact Report: Highlighting Psychology Research for Policy

A new annual report titled Insights for Impact has been compiled and published by the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge to highlight the influence that ...


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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 ...

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Our programmes, workshops, and professional development activities provide opportunities for policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.

"Handling risk is a vital task for any government. By building timely and relevant connections between government and academia, the Centre for Science and Policy is making a significant contribution to improving the use of evidence in public policy."

Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser