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Working with Policymakers: A Practical Guide

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Part 1. 3-3:30. In the first half hour, Rowan Cruft, Professor of Philosophy at Stirling University and CEPPA Member, recounts his involvement with the Leveson Inquiry into the conduct of the British media, which made use of his work on human rights.
Part 2. 3:30-4:30. Researchers in all fields can have an influence on policy in various ways, but it sometimes seems as if only a select few get to do so. The last hour of the event will offer some tricks of the trade as to how to get your research noticed by the policy community and what pitfalls to avoid. This hour will be led by Nick Bibby, who is a policy engagement professional. With a background in political journalism and higher education communications, Nick led the creation of the Scottish Policy & Research Exchange (SPRE) before becoming its director in 2019. SPRE encourages and supports collaboration between the policy and academic communities and has a particular focus on encouraging new voices to provide academic analysis and expertise. It offers training and digital resources for researchers and creates opportunities for them to meet with policy professionals.