April Workshop for scientists


17th April 2012
Committee Room 16, House of Commons,



  • Have you ever wondered how the regulatory and policy processes work?
  • Do you want to know how your research could be used to inform public policy?
  • Would you like to contribute to the decisions that shape science and society in the future?

This ‘Introduction to Science Policy’ workshop will give you the chance to find out more about the policy process and the methods by which you can contribute to it.  The workshop will also give you the chance to put your questions to people who work with science, engineering and policy.

Workshop Structure;

The maximum group size is 30 and workshops run for 2 hours. The workshop entails;

  • An introduction to Science Policy – Dr Monica Darnbrough, Newton’s Apple (formerly of the Cabinet Office, Home Office, FCO & DTI); includes booklets explaining the field of Science Policy and how Policy is made.
  • Science in Parliament  –  Andrew Miller MP – Chairman, Science and Technology Select Committee
  • Science in GovernmentDr Miles Parker Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser – DEFRA
  • The Role of the Learned Societies –  Prof Peter Main, Director, Education and Science, Institute of Physics.

The guest panelists will provide information from their own unique perspective on ways in which scientists and engineers can communicate their research to policy makers.

Discussion; Participants will have the opportunity to pose their questions to the panelists on science and engineering policy issues and how the science-into-policy process can be improved.

This is a free Workshop

To book places on the workshop download an application form and return via email to michael@newtons-apple.org.uk NOTE; There are a limited number of places available, so reserve your place early!