Scientific Leadership

Making the transition from scientific researcher to scientific leader.


Churchill’s appreciation of what science could do, for good and ill, was vital to his success as a statesman. Today’s policy makers face ever-greater need to harness science and technology to address complex policy challenges. It is vital that there is a cadre of scientific leaders with enough knowledge of politics and policy to help contribute the best scientific advice to government.

Our workshops on Scientific Leadership provide researchers with a better understanding of the political landscape and help them develop the knowledge and skills needed to become leading scientific advisers to government.

In particular, these activities provide researchers with (1) an introduction to the role of evidence and expertise in policy making; (2) an insight into the types of issues faced by governments that require scientific evidence; and (3) developing their policy networking skills.

For more information on our Scientific Leadership workshops, please email Jackie Ouchikh.