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CSaP Policy Fellowship Programme

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Since December 2015 Public Policy|Southampton is affiliated to the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) Policy Fellowship Programme. The Centre for Science and Policy is located at the University of Cambridge and has been running the Policy Fellowship Programme for the past five years. This programme offers opportunities for decision makers from government and industry to forge useful and lasting connections with researchers.

Connections between researchers and policymakers

The Programme has been welcomed in academia as an effective pathway to impact, and in government and industry as an efficient form of executive education. The CSaP Policy Fellowship Programme offers scientists and researchers in all disciplines a unique chance to directly interact with policymakers and build long-lasting relationships to key decision-makers.

CSaP Policy Fellows are invited for a one to two day visit at the University of Southampton. Public Policy|Southampton organise a tailor-made programme of bilateral meetings for researchers and policymakers to have in depth discussions on concrete policy aspects and how University of Southampton research relates to those.

For more information on the affiliation to the CSaP Policy Fellowship Programme and how it could benefit you in your work, please contact Julie Cantalou

 

Find out more about our CSaP Visiting Policy Fellows.

Fabrizio Sestini

Dr Fabrizio Sestini

Senior Expert (Advisor) in Digital Social Innovation, Net Innovation European Commission DG Connect

Matthew Quinn

Matthew Quinn

Director, Environment (Department for Natural Resources and Food), Welsh Government

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee

Deputy Director and Lead Analyst Children, Families and Disadvantage, Department for Work and Pensions

Mark Samuels

Mark Samuels

Managing Director, NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI)

Niall Mackenzie

Niall Mackenzie

Director, Infrastructure & Materials at Department for Business, Engery Industrial and Strategy

Ricky Taylor

Ricky Taylor

Senior Economic Advisor, Department of Communities and Local Government

Michael Talbot

Michael Talbot

Head of Strategy, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (BEIS/DfT)

Florent Frederix

Dr Florent Frederix

Principal Administrator, Trust and Security Unit, DG Connect, European Commission

David Fry

David Fry

Deputy Director of Local Analysis, Department for Communities and Local Government

William Harvey

William Harvey

Lead for Public Sector Networks & Cyber Security Incident Management, Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, Cabinet Office

Jessica Matthew

Jessica Matthew

Deputy Director, Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety, Department for Transport

Jane Rumble

Jane Rumble

Head of Polar Regions Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Mark Bale

Dr Mark Bale

Deputy Head of Health Science and Bioethics, Department of Health

A thought provoking day in Southampton, thinking about very familiar subjects from an informed but entirely different point of view. It’s a bit like wearing a new pair of glasses.

I really enjoyed my visit to Southampton. It’s great to step away from the day job and have meaningful discussions with experts. My conversations sparked lots of ideas…. and I have already followed up. Visiting Southampton has been my best professional development this year - I highly recommend it!

As Head of the Polar Regions Department in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my work regularly brings me into contact with scientists and researchers. However, the opportunity to participate in the Centre for Science and Policy programme has enabled me to meet and talk to academics from a much broader discipline base. I have learnt much more about how Universities work; about the latest scientific developments and techniques; and I have been challenged to think differently and look at policy development from a different perspective. I had a fantastic 2 days at the University of Southampton in April 2016, and I hope the diverse range of scientists and academics I met were equally able to learn about the policy-making process from me, and to consider the broader impact of their work. I would not hesitate to recommend this programme to other policy-makers, and I thank the University of Southampton once again for organising for me such a rewarding and inspiring programme.

The Southampton fellowship programme was a rare and hugely valuable opportunity to take some time out from demands of the office environment and explore with intellectual rigour some of the longer term, less tangible but critical issues that the space sector will face in the future.

Members of the Centre for Risk Research have found engagement with the University’s Public Policy Unit extremely rewarding. It has helped to put us in touch with key policymakers and practitioners. This has helped us to identify the issues which are of concern to governmental bodies at UK and European level and has given the Centre for Risk Research an important role in shaping future national and international research agendas.

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