Engaging with policy seminar
18 October 2011
The Society of Biology and the Centre for Science and Policy are holding a policy seminar for early career scientists with an interest in policy work on 11 November at Charles Darwin House, London. The discussions will introduce researchers to the opportunities and realities of engaging with policy and consider both how policy officials seek science advice and how scientists can present it, using examples from experience. In addition there will be opportunities to discuss ideas on both how the process of science/policy interaction works and might develop in the future.
Academics taking part include Professor Christopher Whitty (Department for International Development), Professor Clive Page FSB (Kings College London), Tim Brigstocke MBE FSB, Professor Ottoline Leyser CBE FRS FSB (University of Cambridge) and Professor Ajit Lalvani FSB (Imperial College London).
Policy officials include Mr Gary Kass (Natural England), Dr Nafees Meah (Department of Energy and Climate Change), Dr Helen Bodmer (BIS), Dr Miles Parker FSB (DEFRA).
The purpose of the seminar is to bring together early career researchers with policy-active academics and policy makers, creating a learning opportunity and a chance to think about longer term career paths and goals. This opportunity is of interest to any early career researchers with an interest in communicating or policy work.
For more information about the seminar and how to apply, click here.
Adapted from a Society of Biology press release.