Cambridge Science Policy Forum

24 April 2019, 1pm


Cambridge Science Policy Forum

The Role of Evidence, Diversity and Leadership in Science Policy

Wednesday, April 24th 2019

13:00 - 18:00 (Followed by drinks reception) Old Divinity School, St. John's College

To book a place please click here

The Cambridge Science and Policy Forum is an annual event organized by the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange Society (CUSPE).

If you are interested in how scientific research impacts policy, or how as a scientist you can become involved in policy then this is the event for you. Whether you are a hardcore scientist wanting to learn more about the world of policy making, or someone who is considering a career move outside of the lab, then come along and find out more!

The event is intended to encourage debate and interaction between both policy makers and academics and to help facilitate cooperation between the two sides to create evidenced based policies. As well as hearing from speakers from academia, policy and beyond we will also be debating the topic of equality and diversity in science and science policy.

The forum includes inspiring talks from a range of speakers, exciting debates and smaller workshop sessions aimed at teaching you skills to apply to your work in science and beyond, as well as career guidance on moving away from academia. There is also an opportunity for you to get involved in your own science policy challenge, as we will be hearing about the county council challenges project and more about the University society, CUSPE.

Talks and Sessions include:

  • Professor Athene Donald - 'Why Scientists Need to Care about Science Policy'

  • The Royal Society of Chemistry - Science Policy and the Breaking Barriers report

  • Dr Alfie Budjanovcanin - The Inhospitable Workplace: Women, Mind the (Implementation) Gap.

  • A panel discussing Diversity and Equality in Science, Science Policy and Beyond. Chaired by Rob Doubleday from CSaP

  • The County Council Challenges Project - What is it and what impact has it had?

Exclusive workshops:

1. Richard Hill from the Moller Institute will be leading an interactive workshop on 'Making Change Happen when Evidence isn't Enough.'

2. Julian Huppert (PhD, former MP) and Louise Gaynor (PhD, now Policy Analyst at the PHG foundation) will lead an interactive seminar on Careers in Policy: Making the Leap from Academia

To book a place please click here

CUSPE (Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange) is an organisation run by and for early career researchers, to build stronger links between our members and government policy makers. For more information about CUSPE please click here.