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Knowledge, Expertise and the Policy Process

A report of the discussion on Professor Susan Owens' book "Knowledge, Policy and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970-2011"

What are the challenges and opportunities for mid-career researchers to engage with policy?

CSaP partnered with Churchill College Cambridge to deliver a workshop which brought together academics in Cambridge who have an interest in taking leadership roles in the scientific community and becoming advisers to government.

Where next for scientific advice in Europe?

On 27 April the report Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Europe was launched at a high-level summit in Brussels. The event brought together some of the principal actors in debates on science advice in Europe to discuss what should ...

New report makes proposals for improving UK innovation policies

A renewed focus on innovative research and development spending by major UK departments would create new export-oriented industries and help rebalance the economy, says a new 65-page report entitled Creating Things for Markets that Don’t Exist.

Nature commentary on Chief Scientific Advisers

Summary of findings published in Nature on Chief Scientific Advisers

CRASSH Biodiversity Workshop

Report of the two day Biodiversity Knowledge Politics workshop jointly hosted by CSaP and CRASSH

Nanotechnology and your views

What are the implications of nanotechnology for the general public? What use is it to them? What are the risks and benefits? These are the types of questions that an online Knowledge Debate hopes to provoke. Dr Robert Doubleday, Head ...

Policy makers and scientists collaborate to create new science-policy research agenda

The importance of science in public policy has long been recognised, however there is growing debate over how this is best achieved.