SfAM joins forces with Microbiology Society for Policy Workshop
19 Aug 2019
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 will not need any prior science policy experience. The 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 workshop, delegates 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