Policy Fellows announced for Easter Term 2012

1 March 2012


The Centre has announced the first group of Policy Fellows for the Easter Term 2012, together with the dates of their initial visits to Cambridge in April, May and June:

  • John Parkinson, Head of UK Aviation Policy Development, Department for Transport (23 to 27 April)
  • David Hart, Head of Economic Regulation and Quinquennial Review, British Airways (23 to 27 April)
  • Richard Harries, Deputy Director (Innovation), Department for Communities and Local Government (30 April to 4 May)
  • Jan Marco Müller, Assistant to the Chief Scientific Adviser, European Commission (7 to 11 May)
  • Andrea Lee, Deputy Director (Strategic Analysis), Department for Communities and Local Government (14 to 18 May)
  • Richard Cawley, Economic Advisor, Financial Engineering Unit, EC Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (provisionally 21 to 25 May)
  • Simon Gardner, Evidence Manager, Environment Agency for England and Wales (28 May to 1 June)
  • Ewen McKinnon, Wellbeing and Big Society Policy, Analysis and Insights Team, Cabinet Office (6 to 8 and 18 to 19 June)
  • Nathan Boublil, Public Policy Consultant, French Foreign Trade Advisors (11 to 13 June, returning in September)
  • Pauline Reeves, Deputy Director Sustainable Travel and Equalities, Department for Transport
  • Chris Pook, Deputy Director (Green Economy), Department of Business Innovation and Skills (11 to 15 June)

We are also planning return visits for a number of our current Fellows, including Chris Floyd of Rolls Royce (26-27 April), Philip Langsdale of BAA (3-4 May), Luca Martinelli of the European Commission (24-25 May) and Mark Swindells of DWP (7-8 June). These visits will cover many of the Centre's core themes in innovation, behaviour, emerging technologies, risk and resilience, and the role of evidence in policy making. Specific invitations to meet these Fellows will be issued in the coming weeks, but researchers who would like to meet any of them are welcome to email and ask to be included in the schedule.

The Policy Fellowships Programme provides a "pathway to impact" by enabling leading researchers to meet senior civil servants and industry decision-makers, and to explore the implications of research directly with them. The Policy Fellows spend an initial period of five days visiting the University, attending both scheduled events and one-to-one meetings with researchers, organised to reflect their policy interests. During the remainder of their two-year tenure, they return from time to time for further meetings and events, and (if they wish) to give lectures or seminars to appropriate audiences.

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