Professional Development Policy Workshop for researchers in the natural sciences

9 March 2017, 9am

A one-day workshop offering early-career researchers an insight into how evidence and expertise in the natural sciences informs decisions in government.

9 March 2017, Wolfson College, Cambridge

This workshop, organised for the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership at Cambridge, consists of a series of panel discussions and worked examples covering topics such as earthquakes, volcanic hazards, climate, ecology, conservation and biodiversity.

Speakers from academia and government will discuss their own experiences of gathering and presenting expert advice and evidence for policy, and give an overview of how the process works and the types of policy issues which require evidence.

Attendees will work in groups to come up with recommendations on Arctic Ice Management which will be reported back to a panel of 'decision-makers'.

Confirmed speakers and chairs

Attendees at the workshop will receive an invitation to attend an evening seminar with Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who will give a talk on Climate Change - Morphing into an Existential Threat.

Dr Emma Hennessey

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Professor Graeme Reid

University College London (UCL)

Jane Rumble

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Dr Emily Shuckburgh

University of Cambridge

Professor Emily So

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

Professor William Sutherland

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Dr Miles Parker

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

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