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During the Covid-19 pandemic, our team has been working to connect policymakers with the expertise they need to engage in evidence-based decision-making. We've been hosting regular workshops which connect experts with policymakers, and have been recording a weekly podcast series in partnership with the Cambridge Immunology Network and Cambridge Infectious Diseases. You can keep up to date with our latest information on the coronavirus pandemic here.


  • 24 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Insights from Behavioural Sciences

    As part of our series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Dr Simone Schnall, Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, University of Cambridge and Dr Sander van der Linden, University Lecturer and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, University of Cambridge, to discuss psychological aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, including the psychological aspects of isolation.
  • 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.
  • 8 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Epidemiological Modelling and Covid-19

    In the first episode of CSaP's new podcast series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, Professor Julia Gog and Professor James Wood discuss epidemiological modelling and covid-19.
  • 8 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Communicating Evidence and Uncertainty

    In the second episode, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter and Dr Alexandra Freeman of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication. In the context of the current pandemic, they discussed what research has been done on the best way to communicate evidence and uncertainty and the best way to communicate the relationship between expert advice and political decision making.