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  • 8 April 2021

    Levelling up: UK2070 and a framework for measuring success

    How can we measure success in the UK government’s efforts to implement a levelling up agenda? What frameworks could be used to hold the government to account, and how might the UK2070 commission play a role in this?
  • 8 April 2021

    Science, Policy & Genetic Technologies: Medicine

    In the final episode of CSaP: The Science & Policy Podcast’s mini series on genetic technologies, host Dr Rob Doubleday and expert guests explored questions surrounding genetic technologies and human health. Throughout the episode, Dr Doubleday was joined by Dr Jonathan Roberts - who is currently a researcher in the Society and Ethics Research Group at the Wellcome Campus and a NHS Genetic Counsellor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital; the PHG Foundation's Alison Hall; and University of Cambridge sociologist Professor Sarah Franklin.
  • 7 April 2021

    Levelling Up: Natural Capital and the Wealth Economy

    Wealth Economy attempts to measure ‘what matters’ - the ingredients of economic welfare – such as natural capital. Are there ways in which we can measure the value of so-called natural capital? How does natural capital intersect with other forms? We explored these questions and more as part of our seminar series on Levelling Up.
  • 7 April 2021

    Synthesising Compelling Evidence: Insights for Early Career Researchers

    On the 9th of March, NERC-funded doctoral students attended the second workshop session in a two-part professional development programme hosted by the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP). The objective of this session was to give PhD students hands-on experience of delivering scientific advice to policymakers. Students were divided into groups and asked to produce policy briefings to be judged by a panel featuring Professor Sir David King, Professor Bill Sutherland and Sam Reed. This exercise was accompanied by presentations exploring speakers’ career trajectories in academia and policy.
  • 1 April 2021

    Science, Policy & Genetic Technologies: Gene Editing, Nature, and Biological Risks

    In the third episode of CSaP: The Science & Policy Podcast's mini-series on genetic technologies, Dr Rob Doubleday and expert guests Professor Bill Adams and Dr Catherine Rhodes discussed gene drives, the implications of genetic technologies for conservation, biological conventions, and biological risks.
  • 31 March 2021

    Pollution and environmental exploitation in near space, the deep ocean, and antarctica

    In the second episode of CSaP’s podcast miniseries exploring science and policy for space, deep ocean environments, and Antarctica, host Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with expert guests about the risks and policy questions posed by ways in which human interactions with and exploit these environments. We explored the risks and questions involved in deep sea mining, how scientists are managing the delicate balance between studying and protecting fragile environments, and the growing problem of space debris.
  • 29 March 2021

    Giving Advice to Government: Insights for Early Career Researchers

    How should researchers synthesise diverse evidence and construct compelling answers to policy questions? What are the differences between being an honest broker of information and an issue advocate? How can early-career researchers get involved with the world of policy?
  • 26 March 2021

    Transition pathways to digital agriculture in India

    Dr. Soutrik Basu and Mr. Anupam Kumar explore the pathways along which India can transition to Agriculture 4.0, a system which delivers efficient, productive and sustainable farming through its heavy use of technology.
  • 25 March 2021

    Science, Evidence, and Truth

    How do institutions earn the trust needed to guide personal decision making through the evidence they provide?
  • 22 March 2021

    Levelling up: A Sense of Place and Connectivity

    Place matters in terms of culture and identity, yet nationally everything is connected. With this in mind, we asked: should levelling up be a central government agenda or a series of local tied-together agendas? Perhaps what really matters is that any interventions need to be ‘done with’, rather than ‘done to’.