Researchers start with the evidence and consider its relevance to policy-makers and broader publics. This theme looks at this process from the other direction:
- How do the public and policy-makers understand both evidence and policy?
- How do attitudes differ across different publics, and what factors shape these attitudes? What roles can, do and should broader publics play in shaping the evidence?
- What are the barriers to communicating scientific research, and what are the opportunities? Our aspiration is for a better use of academic evidence in public debate and policy making.
We would love you to get involved (please let Helen know on firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Stephen John, Department of History and Philosophy of Science