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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Electronic Cigarettes: a disruptive technology?

Professor Linda Bauld, a former scientific adviser on tobacco control to the UK government, delivered the BHRU annual lecture which this year focused on e-cigarettes and their effectiveness ...

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Multi-level governance of climate change: CSaP Policy Workshop

The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a major step in global climate change mitigation efforts, but how can different levels of governance work together to make the ...

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The intersection of business and encryption, and the implications for practice and policy

CSaP worked with Dr Ella McPherson, a Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, to deliver a Policy Workshop ...

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Future directions for innovation in agriculture

A CSaP Policy Workshop, chaired by David Willetts brought together senior researchers, policy makers, and agricultural sector representatives, to discuss the way forward for 'Innovation in Agriculture'.


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The Policy Leaders Fellowship is now in its fourth year

The latest recruit to CSaP’s Policy Leaders Fellowship – now in its fourth year of activities – is the Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government, Leslie Evans.

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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