James Burgon discusses the difficulties that come with mixing personal politics and science.
This article is Part III of III of our POST interview series with Dr Abbi Hobbs. In this final section of the interview, we consider the role scientists should have in governing bodies, and Dr Hobbs offers advice to young scientists who want their research to have a real impact on society.
This article is Part II of III of our POST interview series with Dr Abbi Hobbs. In this next section, we discuss Dr Hobbs’s background and her work in the social science department of POST, the relationship between POST and the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment, and the challenges and demands of research in a political context that expects instant responses.
This is Part I of the GIST POST interview series. If you’re interested in learning first-hand about POST’s role in Parliament, the relationship between science and politics, the peer review process, and the importance of young scientists getting involved and making their research count, make sure you read on.
theGIST’s Science for Society conference is now over! We had an excellent day discussing and deliberating evidence based policy and the role of science in public policy. It was enlightening, invigorating and most of all...
The UK Government has for many years been the willing recipients of scientific expertise and advice, largely when the physical world has given cause for alarm. But in 1999 when New Labour called for...
theGIST’s Science for Society Article Competition is finally here! Discussing the role of science and policy each article tackles the subject in a unique way. The top three articles will be presented at the conference, so read them all and vote for your favourite.