News during June 2012
Sir Mark Walport, who has been director of the Wellcome Trust since 2003, has been appointed to succeed Sir John Beddington as the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser. He will take up his new post in April 2013 and will step down as director early next year.
On 13 June, at the Royal Society, CSaP Visiting Fellow Tristram Riley-Smith brought together leading academics and policy-makers to discuss the relationship between national security challenges and academic research.
Applications are invited for the post of Director of the MPhil in Public Policy (MPP) in the Department of Politics and Internation Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is recruiting 15 panel members for a new Economic Expert Panel.
Report of the Alcohol Policy Seminar hosted by Cambridge Public Policy and the Hughes Hall Centre for Biomedical Sciences in Society on 21 May 2012.
Continuing the Centre for Science and Policy's (CSaP's) Distinguished Lecture Series, Mark Henderson, Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust and former Science Editor at The Times, spoke about the challenges of creating evidence based policy and paid credit to CSaP for “blazing the trail” in connecting science and policy.