Knowledge, Expertise and the Policy Process – a symposium on Susan Owens’ book

17 March 2016


Academics and policymakers from the UK, Japan and the Netherlands came together to discuss the contribution made to the field of science and policy studies by Susan Owens' new book, Knowledge, Policy and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970-2011.

The round table seminar heard presentations from Maarten Hajer (Utrecht University), Albert Weale (UCL), Harriet Bulkeley (Durham), Marcel Kok (PBL) and David Lewis, former secretary to the Royal Commission, before Susan Owens closed with concluding remarks.

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Professor Tim Lewens

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Dr Patrick O'Hare

University of St Andrews

Professor Susan Owens

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge