Nick Cosstick

Policy Researcher at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Nick Cosstik
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Policy Researcher, Centre for Science and Policy

AHRC-Funded CSaP Policy Intern (September 2017 - December 2017)

Nick’s role at CSaP concerns research on several different work streams. He is involved with CSaP’s work on policy for research and innovation. His particular focus is on scientific research funding and the REF. He also contributes to CSaP’s work on scientific advice for government, and its policy and professional development workshops.

Prior to starting at CSaP, Nick undertook a PhD in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bristol, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship. His project used empirical evidence from the history of science and cognitive psychology, as well as formal methods from microeconomics, to provide a normative framework for scientific theory choice. During his time as a PhD student, Nick spent three months at CSaP as a Policy Intern.

He has an MA in Philosophy and History of Science from the University of Bristol and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Nottingham.

  • In news articles

    Democracy and distrust after the pandemic

    The University of Cambridge's 2022 Dr Seng Tee Lee Lecture was delivered by Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School in the U.S. Her talk at St John's College, Cambridge, concerned how the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the nature of our current model of trust, the political nature of expert institutions, and state-level differences in public reasoning.

  • In news articles

    Is institutional memory in decline?

    The Centre for Science and Policy organised a seminar hosted by Professor Dennis Grube, Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Politics and Public Policy at POLIS. His talk concerned the characterisation, and supposed decline, of ‘institutional memory’.