This course will bring policy makers and academic researchers together to help break down barriers, encourage mutual understanding, and ultimately enable improved evidence-based policy making. It will provide early career researchers (PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and early career faculty) with an introduction to policymaking, show them how to engage with policy makers, either by their research being used to influence policy or by moving into a career in science policy. The course will focus on how policy is made in the UK, with one session focusing on international policy considerations.
If you are a PhD researcher, post-doctoral fellow or and faculty with an interest in learning how to influence science policy this course is for you. You will learn from and engage with a variety of policy makers from academia, societies, think-tanks and parliament.
Harry Beeson – House of Commons, UK
Sarion Bowers – Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Philippa Brice – PHG Foundation, UK
Hayley Clissold – Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Alessandro Coatti – Royal Society of Biology, UK
Mindy Dulai – Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Grant Hill-Cawthorne – Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, UK
Alex Hulme – Academy of Medical Science, UK
Alice Jamieson – Wellcome, UK
Amarpreet Kaur – University of Cambridge, UK
Liz Killen – Government Office for Science, UK
Alex Randall – Department of Defence, UK