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Professional Development Policy Seminar for health scientists

3 May 2012, 10:30am

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The Centre for Science and Policy, partnering with the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), will deliver a Professional Development Policy Seminar for early career researchers, introducing them to the opportunities and the realities of engaging with policy. The seminar will focus on health sciences and take place in Cambridge on Thursday 3rd May.

Seminar Format

Session 1: Presentations from academics who have been engaged in the policy process
Academics discuss the role they played in policy – how the process worked and the challenges they faced – to an audience of early career researchers and policy makers.

Session 2: Break-out and report-back session
Early career researchers (with help from the academics) break into groups to discuss their ideas for improving the policy process, and feed their conclusions back to a panel of policy makers.

Session 3: Response from policy makers
Policy makers respond to the earlier discussions and feedback from early career researchers, and discuss how science advice is sought. They will also provide advice to early career researchers on how the science community might best engage with policy makers.

Agenda

  • 10:30 Arrival and Tea
  • 11:00 Welcome & Introductions (Chris Tyler, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy, Cambridge)
  • 11:10 Session 1: Presentations from academics who have been involved in the policy process
  • 12:00 Q&A
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Session 2: Group session - early career researchers consider how the policy process could be improved
  • 14:15 Feedback to panel of policy makers
  • 14:30 Session 3: Response from policy makers
  • 15:20 Q&A and discussion
  • 16:15 Wrap up
  • 16:30 Close

Speakers

Please see below for a list of confirmed speakers.

Venue

Pitt Building
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RP

Who should attend

The purpose of the seminar is to bring together policy makers and researchers working on health science issues, who wish to engage in discussion and debate and think longer term about career paths and goals.

How to apply

This seminar has been designed for an audience of early career health scientists - post docs, PhD students and early career lecturers. If you would like to take part, please complete the application form and return to Jackie Ouchikh with a brief biography or CV, and 200-300 words on what you hope to get out of the day. This is an open and competative process.

Literature

Attendees may be interested in the following literature:

Dr Jenny Amery

Department for International Development (DfID)

Gini Arnold

World Health Organisation

Dr Miles Elsden

University College London (UCL)

Professor George Griffin

St George's University of London

Professor Ajit Lalvani

Imperial College London

Professor Hilary Powers

University of Sheffield

Professor Margaret Stanley

Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Jackie Ouchikh

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

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    Professional Development Policy Seminar for Health Scientists

    On 3 May 2012 the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) held a professional development policy seminar, in partnership with the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and the Cambridge Institute of Public Health (IPH).