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.

Scientific advice to governments

Data science and AI in policy opportunities

This session highlighted the potential opportunities provided by data science and AI, and how these might influence or aid future policymaking.

Scientific advice to governments

The future of cycling in the cities of tomorrow

The replacement of driving with active forms of travel has the capacity to provide myriad health and economic benefits, says Dr David Ogilvie of the Centre for Diet ...

Scientific advice to governments

The Rothschild report (1971) and the purpose of government-funded R&D—a personal account

In his paper, Dr Miles Parker reflects on his experience as a former scientific adviser in Defra with particular respect to Rothschild’s principles and their effect on “evidence ...

Latest News

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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Policy Workshops

CSaP Policy Workshop: Affordable Housing

CSaP teamed up with the Cambridge Centre for Housing Planning Research (CCHPR) to run a workshop to discuss policy options for improving the supply of affordable housing.

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.