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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Behaviour change, nudging and the nanny state

The first session at CSaP's annual conference was chaired by Dr Helen Munn, Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and included world leading experts on behaviour change ...

Scientific advice to governments

How can science be the agent of social and economic transformation in India?

Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, speaks on science, the fulcrum for social and economic change in India

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How can we use behavioural insights to develop effective IWT demand reduction initiatives?

CSaP hosted a 2-day policy workshop in collaboration with the FCO and TRAFFIC, bringing together a range of experts from government, academia and other key stakeholders to explore ...

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How can we measure performance effectively in UK life sciences?

A Policy Workshop held in collaboration with the Medicines Discovery Catapult to explore what approaches might be most suitable for developing and measuring the performance of UK life ...


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What is the significance of science to Government?

Patrick Vallance kicked off the Centre for Science and Policy’s Annual Conference with a keynote speech, just eleven weeks after starting his new role as the Government’s Chief ...

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.