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Policy and Conservation Workshop

Organised as part of the UCCRI Early Career Researcher Programme
When Feb 16, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Room 2.49 David Attenborough Building
Contact Name Alison Harvey
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Perspectives on the use of evidence and expertise in policy - Dr Miles Parker, former Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Honest Advocacy for nature: how to present a persuasive narrative for conservation - Dr David Rose, Research Associate, Department of Geography

Opportunities to get involved in the research/policy interface - Nicola Buckley, Associate Director, Centre for Science and Policy

Stakeholders for Policy Introduction followed by a group exercise mapping relevant stakeholders for policy interactions

Panel Discussion: including communications for policy - joined by Alex Freeman, Executive Director, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

Open to all PhD students and Postdocs whose research is related to conservation and environmental issues or have a strong interest in this field and would like to meet researchers who work in this area, with a possibility of collaborating in the future.

The Programme has been set up to encourage graduates and postocs to collaborate from a wide range of disciplines through shared skills workshops, seminars, talks and other activities. There are two main elements to each session which are a shared activity such as a seminar or workshop, and an opportunity to network with each other as well as the speakers afterwards over a lunch.

All events will take place in the David Attenborough Building, the new conservation campus on the New Museum Site in Cambridge.

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