Patrick McAlary

Policy Research Coordinator at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Policy Research Coordinator

Patrick has been acting as Lecturer in the History of the Celtic-Speaking Peoples in the Department for Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge for 2023. He recently submitted his PhD, which focussed on early Irish ecclesiastical history (for his academic profile see here).

Patrick participated in the Science and Policy Exchange, working with Cambridgeshire County Council to recommend policies to support young people leaving care in Cambridgeshire. This experience ignited his interest in the role of evidence and academic research in policy development and implementation.

Subsequently, he took up a Fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. As part of this he liaised with academic, governmental, and third sector stakeholders to create a peer-reviewed POSTnote (four-page research briefing) for MPs and Peers on ‘Upskilling and Retraining the Adult Workforce’ (2021). Patrick is also a Research Assistant in Applied History at the Centre for Geopolitics.

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    Digital Transformation for Public Services

    A discussion on the digitisation of services brought together a group of experts from Cambridge University to highlight some of the successes and failures in the implementation of digital transformation for public services.

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    Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Science and Policy

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come to dominate discussions on potential developments in science and in policy. The CSaP Dowling Policy Fellowship met in Cambridge for a day of talks and discussion about the uses, abuses, and unknowns associated with AI.