Science Policy Workshop
25 Nov 2019
TheWesley, London NW1 2EZ
Please note: members of the Microbiology Society may register for this workshop on their website
This workshop, held in partnership with the Microbiology Society, will highlight how the science of microbiology can inform and shape public policy and demonstrate how microbiologists can boost their impact through engaging with policymakers and the policymaking process.
Delegates do not need any prior science policy experience. This workshop is open to members of SfAM and the Microbiology Society and applications are particularly encouraged from scientists who are at the early stages of their career (PhD, post-doctoral researchers, new lecturers). Throughout the workshop, delegates will have the opportunity to engage with science policy experts from UK Parliament and Government and will participate in a group practical activity.
After this one-day workshop, you will understand:
- The differences between parliament and government and how they make use of science
- The different channels through which evidence informs policymaking
- The role that SfAM and Microbiology Society play in supporting the voice of microbiology and influencing policy stakeholders
- How to communicate your research in a tailored way for policy audiences
09.30: Arrival and refreshments
10:00: How does science influence parliament and government, and how can microbiologists have an impact?
11:30: Panel Q&A
13:00: Afternoon Breakout Activity
15:00: Return to breakout activity
16:30: Drinks and networking
This page will be updated as invited speakers are confirmed.
Head at Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, UK Parliament
Assistant Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)
Policy Adviser at Wellcome Trust
Senior Research Officer, UK Government Office for Science
There are 25 places available for members of the Society for Applied Microbiology to attend this workshop.
Full administration fee: £15. Registration closes Sunday 10th November 2019
(Registration fees are non-refundable)
SfAM ECS members attending this Workshop will be eligible to apply for a grant to reimburse travel expenses up to £100. For more information please see the grant webpage.
Please note: To be eligible for this grant you must be an SfAM Early Career Scientist member and have registered to attend the Workshop through the SfAM website. Support for members of the Microbiology Society may be found on their website.