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

How science can influence policy

There are certain practical realities when it comes to bringing the implications of research to the attention of policy makers. To discuss these and more, the Centre for ...

Scientific advice to governments

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, ...

Scientific advice to governments

The GCSA at 50: reflections on the past, present and future of scientific advice

To mark the fifty year anniversary of Solly Zuckerman’s appointment as the first Government Chief Scientific Adviser, CSaP came together with the Royal Society, GO-Science and SPRU to ...

Scientific advice to governments

The future of science in Parliament

To discuss science in Parliament, we invited Dr Evan Harris and Dr Julian Huppert to deliver our fourth Distinguished Lecture.


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Policy Workshops

Science and Policy Research Questions Workshop

This one-day workshop brought together 40 prominent researchers and policy professionals to deliberate on the most important questions on the relationship between science and policy.

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.