23 February, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chief Scientific Advisers Professor Paul Monks, BEIS and Professor Jennifer Rubin, HO

Scientifically sound: putting policy under the microscope

Science and technology can have a transformative impact on public services. By implementing new tools to identify health problems, tackle persistent criminal offending, or speed the transition to Net Zero, integrating the latest scientific knowledge into policymaking can deliver a much more resilient, efficient and effective State.

Yet politicians and civil servants rarely have scientific backgrounds, meaning this valuable skillset can be missing from decision-making. This makes the role of departmental Chief Scientific Advisers crucial, in providing scientific advice, facilitating the implementation of STEM innovations, and identifying best practice.

As part of our ‘Reimagining Whitehall’ programme, this event will explore the role that scientific understanding can play across government, and how Whitehall can tackle its STEM skills shortage to embed this vital knowledge and capability for the future.

We are thrilled to be joined by Professor Paul Monks, the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Professor Jennifer Rubin, the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Home Office for this online panel discussion.

If you are interested in attending, please register using this link: http://bit.ly/3WBkpf9