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  • 21 October 2022

    The digitisation of health and social care

    The Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) team at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) hosted a day of talks for members of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to discuss the digital transformation of healthcare services.
  • 19 August 2022

    Equitable collaborations

    This year, CSaP partnered with the Wellcome Sanger Institute for a series of workshops on equity in international research collaborations––a fair distribution of responsibilities, benefits, and kudos between low and middle-income country (LMIC) researchers and high-income country (HIC) researchers.
  • 19 July 2022

    Horn Fellowship: AI, supply networks and geopolitics

    Members of CSaP's Horn Fellowship gathered together at Sidney Sussex College for a day of talks with University of Cambridge academics on AI, supply chain networks and current geopolitical issues, such as the reclassification of the “Great Powers” in Europe.
  • 22 June 2022

    Bioelectronic medicine: developing neurotechnology and wearable electronics to improve human health

    Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Bioelectronics Laboratory guided CSaP's Policy Leaders Fellows on a tour of their cutting-edge facilities, demonstrating how recent advances at the interface of electrical engineering and clinical neuroscience have the potential to transform treatment approaches across healthcare.
  • 6 April 2022

    Science advice and government: Ebola

    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

    Prevention and early intervention to improve outcomes for children and families

    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

    Global Pandemic Response, Public Health and Sustainability

    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

    The sciences of ageing and improving dementia care

    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

    Toxic metal exposure during pregnancy

    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

    Arm’s length bodies in the COVID-19 response

    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.