CSaP associate seminar: How should the policy impact of scientific research be measured?

27 January 2010


The Centre for Science and Policy is launching its Associate Seminar Series on 27 January 2010 with a session addressing the question "How should the policy impact of scientific research be measured?"

This meeting follows on from the successful workshop held jointly with RAND Europe in October 2009 (see our October Newsletter) which looked at the use of case studies to understand how science informs into policy making.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr Rob Doubleday and speakers include:

  • Dr Jonathan Grant President of RAND Europe;
  • Dr David Sweeney Director of Research Innovation and Skills HEFCE;
  • Professor Bob Watson Chief Scientific Adviser for DEFRA;
  • Professor Andy Parker HEP Group Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge.

A chaired discussion will follow under the Chatham House Rule.

For more information on this event please send an email to enquiries@csap.cam.ac.uk

Professor Andy Parker

Peterhouse, Cambridge

Dr David Sweeney

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Professor Sir Robert Watson

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

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