February workshop in Westminster



28th February 2013
Committee Room 11,

House of Commons, Westminster, 15.45-18.00

  • 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 – Presentation by Dr Michael Elves, Chairman, Newton’s Apple Foundation; includes booklets explaining the field of Science Policy and how Policy is made.
  • Science in Parliament – Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee
  • Science in GovernmentChris Fleming , Head of Research Community Issues, Government Office for Science
  • The Role of the Learned Societies: Connecting with Policy; from research to the real world – Katharine Richardson,Head of Communications and Membership, British Pharmacological Society

The guest panellists 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 panellists on science and engineering policy issues and how the science-into-policy process can be improved.

This is a free Workshop

Please Note: This Workshop is fully booked

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