2017 CSaP Annual Conference: How does academia contribute to the work of government?

29 June 2017


Banner and thumbnail photo credit: Royal Society building, Steve Slater, flickr

29 June 2017, The Royal Society, London

Our 2017 annual conference will bring together members of our extensive network to discuss some of the opportunities for policy makers at both local and national levels to draw on academic expertise in support of more effective public policy.

To book your place at our annual conference, please click here

Invited speakers will debate some of the priority topics identified by our network this year – from the future of the internet to industrial strategy and the role of place – and how the learning generated by our network is being drawn on by policy makers, researchers and civil society.

Please share information on our annual conference with your colleagues on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. #CSaP2017

For a full list of speakers and topics, please download a copy of the conference agenda

Who should attend?

This conference has been designed for an audience of policy professionals, researchers and business leaders who have an interest in how evidence and expertise is used in support of more effective public policy.

Cost of attending
  • Students and postdocs - £30
  • CSaP Fellows - £95
  • Government, academia. learned societies and voluntary sector - £130
  • Industry - £295

Costs include attendance at all sessions, as well as lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

How to register

To book your place at our annual conference, please click here.

About CSaP's annual conference

Our annual conference welcomes more than 200 people from across a range of government, academic and business organisations. Topics covered during our conference focus on our most recent work bringing together academic experts and decision makers in government. For information on our previous conferences, please click here.

Conference sponsors

Conference participants
Professor Dominic Abrams

University of Kent

Stephen Aldridge

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Professor Sir John Aston

Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Dr Jo Casebourne


Sarah Church

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Dr David Cleevely

Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Dame Diane Coyle

Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

Professor Jon Crowcroft

Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Dr Jo Dally

National Composites Centre

Marcus Gilleard

The National Trust

Simon Greaves


Professor Ian Hodge

Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Tom Hook

Oxford City Council

Professor Neil Lawrence

Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Andrew Lightfoot

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Professor John Miles

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Charlene Rohr

RAND Europe

Gila Sacks

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Jon Sussex

RAND Europe

Professor Sander van der Linden

Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

Lord David Willetts

Resolution Foundation

Dr Rupert Wilmouth

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Glenn Woodcock

Oxygen House

Professor Lorna Woods

University of Essex

Sir Chris Wormald

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Dame Kate Barker

The Productivity Institute

Dr Claire Craig

Queen's College, Oxford

Professor Michael Kenny

Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Robert Madelin

Fipra International Ltd

Dr Matthew Niblett

Independent Transport Commission

Dame Julia Unwin

York St John University

Ed Whiting

The Wellcome Trust

Dr Tina Barsby

Cambridge Global Food Security SRI

  • In news articles

    What's next for devolution in England?

    Why does it matter that we should have devolution in England? What has happened to English devolution over the past year? These are just two of the questions discussed by Jo Casebourne in this session on 'Devolution in England'.

  • In news articles

    Social cohesion, commitment and trust

    Chaired by Julia Unwin, former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, panel members included Tom Hook, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Professor Dominic Abrams, University of Kent, and Dr Sander van der Linden, University of Cambridge.