What Does It Take to Achieve Science-informed Policy?
Giving the keynote address at the 2020 Centre for Science and Policy Annual Lecture, Dame Sally shared her behind-the-scenes account of her work on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, while reflecting on what it takes to get the right science to inform the right policy questions at the right time.
How do government, public policy development processes, and science interact? How can scientists engage with the policy world? How do politics, evidence and the logistics of delivery play into policymaking decisions?
How Can Postdoctoral Researchers Engage with Policy? - Networks of Evidence and Expertise for Public Policy
Workshop concludes that early-career researchers can make important contributions to policy decisions and experimenting with various forms of communication (i.e. opinion pieces, youtube channels, and tweeting at MPs) had the potential to improve knowledge transfer.