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  • 17 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Applying Statistical Methods

    In the fourth episode of our podcast series on Science, Policy & Pandemics, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Dr Daniela De Angelis, Professor of Statistical Science for Health at the University of Cambridge to discuss applying statistical methods to epidemiology, disease transmission, and how we're using models to understand the burden on the NHS posed by covid-19.
  • 14 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Diagnostic Testing

    How can scientific labs support the efforts to scale diagnostic testing for covid-19? As part of CSaP's podcast series Science, Policy and Pandemics, we sat down with Cambridge scientists Professor Stephen Baker and Dr Caroline Trotter to learn more about the epidemiology of covid-19 and to hear one scientist's story about running a coronavirus diagnostic testing laboratory.
  • 8 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Epidemiological Modelling and Covid-19

    In the first episode of CSaP's new podcast series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, Professor Julia Gog and Professor James Wood discuss epidemiological modelling and covid-19.
  • 8 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Communicating Evidence and Uncertainty

    In the second episode, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter and Dr Alexandra Freeman of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication. In the context of the current pandemic, they discussed what research has been done on the best way to communicate evidence and uncertainty and the best way to communicate the relationship between expert advice and political decision making.
  • 7 April 2020

    Perspectives on Citizen Science

    During the lightning round of CSaP's Spring 2020 Virtual Citizen Science Conference, six individuals working in different aspects of citizen science shared their stories and offered their perspective on what it means to engage in citizen science.
  • 6 March 2020

    What does it take to achieve science-informed policy?

    At the CSaP Annual Lecture last month, Dame Sally Davies told the behind-the-scenes story of her work on AMR, drawing lessons for scientists, civil servants, politicians and others committed to evidence-informed policy.
  • 21 January 2020

    Developing a generation of scientific advisors in STEM

    How can future leaders in the engineering and physical sciences contribute to policymaking? CSaP and the Bennett Institute explored this question at a recent event with Churchill College.
  • 1 November 2019

    What's the value of Real World Evidence in the context of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy?

    CSaP hosted a discussion on the potential and limits of real-world evidence and its place in the UK’s approach to life sciences.
  • 10 September 2019

    Extreme Risks - challenges for evidence and policy

    At our annual conference on 26 June, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk led a panel discussion on extreme risks and the challenges that impossible to predict ‘black swan’ events pose for policy makers.