The Dowling Policy Fellowship

at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge


The Dowling Policy Fellowship was launched by CSaP in 2022. The Fellowship has been named after Professor Dame Ann Dowling (OM, DBE, FRS, FREng) Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. A specialist in aeroacoustics, Dame Ann became the first female professor of Engineering at Cambridge in 1993 and went on to become the Head of the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University from 2009-2014.

The Fellowship has been created with three main aims:

  • To engage in learning and dialogue with academics from all disciplines in conversations characterised by intellectual curiosity and openness
  • To help advance policies to support science, innovation and entrepreneurship in the public interest
  • To support CSaP’s mission

The Fellowship will be made up of no more than 16 Fellows who will be invited to join on the basis of their commitment to the aims of the Fellowship; their intellectual calibre and curiosity; and their track record of leadership and innovation in their professional life. The Fellowship will be invited to meet in Cambridge periodically for meetings with academics and other experts.

Dowling Policy Fellows will be invited to join for an initial period of two years and the Fellowship will elect a President from among the Fellows every two years.

For more information about the Dowling Policy Fellowship, please contact Karri Aston.