skip to content

Cambridge Public Policy SRI

 
Read more at: Not ‘just visiting’: research to inform policy and practice in prisons
Policy and practice in prisons

Not ‘just visiting’: research to inform policy and practice in prisons

Work by Professor Alison Liebling and the team at the Prisons Research Centre, Institute of Criminology at Cambridge provides insight into how conducting academic research led to the development of important relationships with practitioners, which has enabled meaningful impact of the research on policy and practice.


Read more at: Art Looting in the Nazi Era

Art Looting in the Nazi Era

Professor Sir Richard Evans’s work as a historian of Nazi Germany and specifically its appropriation of Jewish-owned art led to his appointment to the Spoliation Advisory Panel of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which resolves claims for cultural objects lost during the Nazi era.


Read more at: Policy Support for Wild Pollinators
Wild Pollinators Page Banner

Policy Support for Wild Pollinators

Dr Lynn Dicks from Department of Zoology, an expert on wild pollinators, reflects on the opportunity to bring her research findings to DEFRA and Natural England to support policies to encourage farmers, as part of an ‘agri-environment package’, to sow a mix of wild flowers and thus encourage the return of wild pollinators such as bumblebees.


Read more at: Language Sciences and Policy Workshop
Prof. Wendy Bennett and Baroness Coussins

Language Sciences and Policy Workshop

A ground-breaking policy workshop aiming to break the “vicious circle of monolingualism” in the UK was held at Cambridge University, featuring representatives of government, education and key organisations including the British Academy and the British Council.


Read more at: New Thinking on the Demand for Energy
None

New Thinking on the Demand for Energy

Current thinking on energy is focused on supply rather than demand. This is misplaced according to Julian Allwood, Professor of Engineering and the Environment at Cambridge. Efforts to plan a response to climate change are largely stuck, having been driven by conventional economic thinking and over-stated engineering optimism about innovation.


Read more at: Stem Cells and Society Workshop: Planning for the Future of Gene Editing
Gene Editing Report

Stem Cells and Society Workshop: Planning for the Future of Gene Editing

Recent high-profile rulings on mitochondrial donation and the development of CRISPR technology have reawakened the debate around gene editing. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Royal Society have convened working groups and projects to discuss this important issue.


Read more at: What is the value of languages to the UK?
None

What is the value of languages to the UK?

Language contributes to UK prosperity: languages are a ‘value-added’ skill Language learning forms part of ‘cultural agility’ from knowing other languages and cultures Languages provide value-added skills across a range of occupations There is increasing understanding of the personal and societal...


Read more at: Public health research impacting on policy

Public health research impacting on policy

The Public Health: Research into Policy project, supported by the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network is focused on developing ways to strengthen links between public health researchers at the University and policymakers. The project includes case studies to...


Read more at: Policy Impact: a ‘How to’ guide for researchers

Policy Impact: a ‘How to’ guide for researchers

Read our practical guide for researchers detailing what policy impact is, why it may be relevant to your research, how to go about it, and what resources there are at Cambridge to help you.


Read more at: A Research Agenda for Public Policy at Cambridge

A Research Agenda for Public Policy at Cambridge

A symposium organised by the Philomathia Forum brought academics together to discuss the contribution of social sciences to address major public policy questions for the coming decades. What might be identified as some of the big public policy challenges of our age? Energy, food security, poverty...


Read more at: How can we make our food system more resilient against shocks, whilst building consumer trust?
Monitoring the global food system: building trust and resilience for UK citizens and consumers.

How can we make our food system more resilient against shocks, whilst building consumer trust?

In order to have a food system which is more resilient against shocks, we need to know which potential shocks to scan for, how consumers and the market respond to such shocks, and which methods of horizon scanning work best.


Read more at: Monitoring the global food system

Monitoring the global food system


Latest news

2019 VISITING FELLOWSHIP WITH THE BENNETT INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

12 March 2019

The Bennett Institute is recruiting for Visiting Fellow from within the University for the academic year 2019/20.

Post-Brexit Options for the UK: New Legal Analysis

22 November 2018

On 16 November 2018 the Cambridge Public Policy SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) and the CBR, the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, held a conference at Peterhouse College in Cambridge on Brexit with the aim of encouraging interdisciplinary discussion amongst academics and further research on the implications of the UK leaving the EU for public policy.

Britain’s Broken Economic Model and Why Brexit isn’t the Cure

11 November 2018

Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research and Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge, tells the Cambridge Public Policy SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) why Brexit isn’t the cure for Britain’s broken economic model.