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  • 21 April 2020

    Expertise Under Pressure: Disaster Response

    In the context of a disaster response, what type of knowledge and evidence should inform emergency responses? How should uncertainty be factored into decisions made under pressure? When seeking expert advice during a crisis, what constitutes an expert?
  • 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.
  • 15 April 2020

    What are Citizen Sciences?

    In the opening session of CSaP's Spring 2020 Virtual Citizen Science Conference, Professor Alan Irwin, Professor Muki Haklay and Professor Jennifer Gabrys explore the question "what are citizen sciences?"
  • 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.
  • 4 April 2020

    Michael Wakelam 1955 - 2020

    We were very sorry to learn of the death of Professor Michael Wakelam, Director of the Babraham Institute who passed away at the end of last month.
  • 17 March 2020

    Accelerating innovation - how to spark innovative progress

    Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle Laboratory, speaks about his experience accelerating technology development through changes to workplace culture and shifts in approaches to production and manufacturing.
  • 6 March 2020

    How can scientists engage with the policy world?

    How do government, public policy development processes, and science interact? How can scientists engage with the policy world? Policy advisers and academics met with postdoctoral researchers from the University of Cambridge to explore these questions.