Fri, 02 Jul | Online Via Zoom

Introduction to Policy and Policy Making

A session to demonstrate the value of building links between evidence, expertise and policy making and to share and inspire good practice for evidence-informed policy making.
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Introduction to Policy and Policy Making

Time & Location

02 Jul, 11:00 – 12:30
Online Via Zoom

About the Event

Session Agenda:

11:00-11:45       Introduction to Policy

  • How is policy made?
  • The role of parliament

Q&A & discussion

11:45:-12:30      Introduction to the role of science and academic expertise in policy making

Talks will cover:

  • The role of scientists in informing policy decisions
  • The role of the learned societies and think tanks
  • Advice on careers in policy and how to get involved

Q&A & discussion

Learning objectives

This session will offer an insight into how evidence and expertise informs policy decisions. Our aim is that by the end of the session, attendees will have a better understanding of:

• How government makes policy;

• The value of building connections between researchers and decision-makers in government;

• The potential for research – across all disciplines – to contribute to public policy;

• Some of the technical, moral and ethical dilemmas faced by both researchers and policy makers;

• How researchers can get involved.

Presented by Dr Rob Doubleday (CSaP Executive Director). Panel will include  Sir Paul Grice (formerly of the Scottish Parliament, and now VC at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh), Dr Molly Morgan Jones (Director of Policy Engagement, British Academy) and Alex Freeman (Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication)

Registration is Closed

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