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 can research benefit housing policy?

With the prospect of devolution on the horizon and the greater local power that it would entail, attendees at a recent CSaP Policy Workshop on Cambridgeshire housing policy ...

Scientific advice to governments

Assessing the role of decision support tools in conservation

David Rose (Geography, CSaP, UCL STEaPP) and Rebecca Robertson (Zoology) led an inter-disciplinary workshop assessing the role of decision support tools in conservation.

Scientific advice to governments

How can scenarios of climate change prepare us for uncertain futures?

In the second of the 2018 Climate Seminar series, Dr Renata Tyszczuk (Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Sheffield) took the audience on a voyage through ...

Policy Workshops

Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequencing will throw up ethical and legal issues and new regulatory challenges. There will also be practical issues to consider, such as how whole genome sequencing ...


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Scientific advice to governments

Public Policy and the Science Base: Successes and Failures

On 27 February, Lord Turner delivered the CSaP distinguished lecture, exploring some of the successes and failures of science and public 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.