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15:30 - 17:00 24 January 2018

STEaPP Seminar Series - How is evidence used in the UK Parliament? Latest Findings


Malet Place Engineering, Building 1.20 | Engineering Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Chris Tyler, Director of Public Policy, UCL STEaPP, Dr Chris Tyler joined University College London in 2017 as Director of Public Policy at STEaPP. He explores ways to improve public policy by better using scientific evidence, and strives to bring policy makers and scientists closer together. Prior to joining STEaPP, Chris spent five years as Director of the UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and two years as the first Executive Director of the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge. Chris has a degree in anthropology from the University of Durham and a PhD in biological anthropology from the University of Cambridge. He sits on the Board of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE).

Legislatures need evidence. Unfortunately, academic evidence makes up a small proportion of the wider gamut of ‘evidence’ considered by parliamentarians. Following the recent publication of a report on ‘The Use of Research in the UK Parliament’, Dr Chris Tyler discusses what Parliament could do to improve the way it uses evidence and what academia can do to be more influential.


Mark Johnson
+44 (0)20 3108 9047 | mark.a.johnson@ucl.ac.uk


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