Developing the next generation of scientific leaders

7 March 2016, 3pm


The Centre for Science and Policy in collaboration with Churchill College Cambridge, is organising a Scientific Leadership workshop, which will highlight the opportunities and challenges of taking on scientific leadership and advisory roles in government.

The workshop’s aim is to expand the pool of potential ‘scientific leaders’ and to encourage people to start thinking about these options in mid-career, bringing together academics from the physical and social sciences. A further objective of the event is to explore what further provision of training and networking opportunities might be relevant to support aspiring scientific leaders, moving forwards.

Speakers will set the scene by describing roles that academics currently play in the science policy system, and will reflect on approaches that participants can take to learn more and build up relevant experience needed to play a variety of leadership roles. Proceedings will then move on to Q&A and an open discussion.

Professor Dame Athene Donald

Churchill College, Cambridge

Professor Christopher Lowe

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

Dr Sarah Main

Campaign for Science and Engineering in the UK (CASE)

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

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