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  • 22 September 2015

    How is Big Data research and analysis used to improve public policy and services?

    On 18 September 2015, CSaP teamed up with Cambridge Big Data and the Royal Statistical Society to run a workshop exploring how data science and ‘Big Data’ can help inform and improve public policy.
  • 27 April 2015

    Professional Development Policy Workshop: Science and 21st Century Leadership

    CSaP teamed up with the Churchill Archives Centre to deliver a workshop (as part of the Churchill Statesmanship Programme) to provide junior policy makers and early career researchers with an insight into the role of expertise and evidence in policy making. Speakers from both academia and government were invited discuss their own experiences of gathering and presenting scientific evidence for policy.
  • 16 December 2014

    Behavioural Scientists learn about challenges of the policy-making process

    45 early-career behavioural scientists gathered in Downing College to learn about the policy environment and the skills needed to interact effectively with policy makers.
  • 10 November 2013

    Early-career chemical scientists take on role of 'scientific advisers'

    Hosted and sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this one-day workshop offered practical advice on how researchers can develop their communication skills and engage with the policy development process.
  • 7 June 2013

    Nanotechnology policy: practical advice for early-career researchers

    On 3 June, CSaP partnered with the Cambridge NanoDTC and the Royal Society of Chemistry to host a career development day for PhD students interested in nanotechnology policy.
  • 1 November 2012

    Scientists and policy makers advise early-career researchers

    Communicate, join networks, develop lasting relationships and build trust: these were just some of the recommendations put forward by a distinguished line up of computer scientists and policy makers at the CSaP Professional Development Policy Workshop for early-career technology researchers on 31 October.
  • 20 September 2012

    CSaP Junior Associate Fellows start placements in Government

    CSaP explores opportunities for early-career researchers to contribute to the policy process
  • 3 May 2012

    Professional Development Policy Seminar for Health Scientists

    On 3 May 2012 the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) held a professional development policy seminar, in partnership with the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and the Cambridge Institute of Public Health (IPH).
  • 9 December 2011

    Professional Development Policy Seminar for Engineers

    In December, CSaP and the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge co-hosted a Professional Development Policy Seminar for early-career engineers. Co-sponsored by the IET, 32 researchers from 7 universities heard from engineering experts and policy professionals on the opportunities and realities of engaging with policy. For Marcus Pelenu, a PhD student at the Centre for Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering, this seminar resulted in a work placement in the Cabinet Office.
  • 11 November 2011

    Professional Development Policy Seminar for Biologists

    11 November saw CSaP host its second professional development seminar for early career biologists. The day-long seminar offered insights into the opportunities, and the associated challenges, for university academics to engage in science policy at the level of UK government.