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

Policy Internships Scheme - call open

The research councils organise the Policy Internships Scheme for current research council-funded PhD students to work at host partner organisations on one or more policy topics relevant to ...

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 ...

Policy Workshops

Restorative Justice: pathways for the future

On 22 June 2015 the Centre for Science and Policy ran a workshop titled 'Restorative Justice: pathways for the future'. The event was organised in partnership with the ...

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Transnational organised crime: Deepening and broadening our understanding

As part of its contribution to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS), the ESRC would like to commission up to ...


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Scientific advice to governments

Nature commentary on Chief Scientific Advisers

Summary of findings published in Nature on Chief Scientific Advisers

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.