6 April 2022
For CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast, the Centre's Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday was joined by Sir Oliver Letwin, a former Cabinet Minister, Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and Professor Dame Sally Davies, former Chief Medical Officer for England, to discuss how science advice was used by decision-makers during the Ebola Outbreak in 2014.
22 March 2022
A Psychology and Education Professor from the University of Cambridge outlined the importance of addressing and treating mental health problems early on, to help improve childhood outcomes and opportunities later in life. Gordon Harold delivered a seminar for CSaP’s Policy Leaders Fellows at Newnham College, Cambridge in March 2022.
4 March 2022
The University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor's Lecture was held on 01 March 2022 and was delivered online by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization. The lecture series, which engages partners from CEENRG and CSAP as well as CISDL and others, is driven by the urgency to inspire and innovate the world’s best and brightest minds.
16 February 2022
Dr Martina Zimmermann, Lecturer in Health Humanities and Health Sciences at King’s College London, discussed her work on the cultural perceptions of ageing and her project - The Sciences of Ageing and the Culture of Youth (SAACY) –as part of CSaP’s Future Leaders Fellows seminar series.
27 January 2022
Dr Caroline Taylor, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, delivered CSaP’s first Future Leaders Seminar of 2022. As a nutritionist and dietitian, she presented her work on the lifestyle and environmental factors that cause exposure to toxic metals in pregnancy and childhood. Dr Taylor’s project aims to evaluate NHS guidance on foods to limit or avoid during pregnancy and to provide an evidence-base for the guidance.
17 December 2021
The Centre for Science and Policy hosted a seminar on how ALBs were used in the COVID-19 response, as part of its Policy Fellow series on the government’s use of data, science, and evidence. Speakers Matthew Gill and Grant Dalton, from the Institute for Government, outlined their research on the interface between health focused ALBs and central government during the pandemic.
27 October 2021
A panel discussion on child development, learning and mental health was chaired by Paul Kett, Director-General for Higher Education and Further Education at the Department of Education, with invited panellists from the University of Cambridge – Sarah Jayne Blackmore, Professor of Psychology and Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
22 July 2021
The Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge convened a workshop with the aim of exploring key lessons and themes which have emerged in the area of drug discovery throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
27 April 2021
As part of the CSaP Policy Fellows’ seminar series on citizen science, Professor Alan Irwin (Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School) discussed citizen science and how it fits into scientific evidence and advice feeding into public policy.
1 March 2021
As part of the Christ's College Climate Seminar Series, we asked: how can we use lessons from the pandemic to strengthen local health institutions and structure a robust care system that works for everyone?