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  • 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.
  • 27 October 2021

    Child development, learning and mental health

    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

    Drug Discovery in Pandemics

    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

    Evidence and opportunities: Incorporating citizen science into policy

    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

    Place and policy making: how can local decision-making achieve greater change?

    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?
  • 16 December 2020

    Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

    In November 2020, public health professionals, academics, and policymakers gathered to discuss the future of prevention work at a workshop and webinar jointly hosted by the East of England Population Health Research Hub, the NIHR ARC East of England, and the Centre for Science and Policy. These events were designed to inform support for action on longer-term investment for prevention.
  • 15 December 2020

    Science, Policy & A Green Recovery: Planetary Health and Human Health

    Could climate change or deforestation cause the next pandemic? In the final episode of our series on Science, Policy and a Green Recovery, host Dr Rob Doubleday and guest host Kate McNeil explore the links between planetary health and human health. Throughout the episode, they hear about how human activity is placing pressure on the natural world and how that can influence the risks posed by zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. They also address how unsustainable human activities and climate change are contributing threats to human health from non-communicable diseases and as a consequence of natural disasters.
  • 14 December 2020

    Policy, Scientific Advocacy, and Combatting Obesity

    CSaP convened an expert panel and a group of early career researchers from the Cambridge Metabolic Network and the Cardiovascular Interdisciplinary Research Centre to explore the role of scientific advice and advocacy in responding to the UK's obesity epidemic.
  • 17 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Applying Statistical Methods

    In the fourth episode of our podcast series on Science, Policy & Pandemics, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Dr Daniela De Angelis, Professor of Statistical Science for Health at the University of Cambridge to discuss applying statistical methods to epidemiology, disease transmission, and how we're using models to understand the burden on the NHS posed by covid-19.
  • 14 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Diagnostic Testing

    How can scientific labs support the efforts to scale diagnostic testing for covid-19? As part of CSaP's podcast series Science, Policy and Pandemics, we sat down with Cambridge scientists Professor Stephen Baker and Dr Caroline Trotter to learn more about the epidemiology of covid-19 and to hear one scientist's story about running a coronavirus diagnostic testing laboratory.