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.

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How can we reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?

In the second of the 2017 climate seminar series, Clive Maxwell, Director General of Energy Transformation at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, described some of ...

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Can multilingualism help address the key issues of our time?

A project on multilingualism will aim to show the importance of modern European languages, UK indigenous languages and emerging community languages in areas like social cohesion, cultural awareness, ...

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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.

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How can machine learning techniques improve our understanding of climate change risks in the future?

Dr Emily Shuckburgh explains how machine learning techniques can be used to improve climate model predictions and provide a more sophisticated understanding of climate change risks in the ...


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Testing times for evidence and expertise: what lies ahead for science and innovation?

Will political events of 2016 provoke a fundamental rethink of the role of institutions at the intersection of science, innovation, expertise, politics and power?

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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