• Title: Is there a doctor (PhD) in the room? The role of scientific advice in crisis response
  • Date: 1st November 2018, 17:30 – 20:30
  • Location: The Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall
  • Registration: click here for the Eventbrite page.

In times of crises , the government can call experts to give scientific advice for response and management. This first workshop of the term will provide Cambridge early-career researchers with an understanding of how policy-making is affected by crises. It will be led by experts working in civil service and academia on different fields, including Dr Andrew Kaye (Government Office for Science – Head of International Resilience), Dr Julius Weitzdörfer (University of Cambridge – Director of Studies in Law) and Dr Emily So (University of Cambridge – Director of Studies in Architecture).

The workshop will include discussions on ensuring the quality of scientific advice in a crisis, as well as how future policies could build resilience against such events. The speakers will deliver a short presentation about their work and how it influences policy, followed by a case-scenario for the workshop attendees where the speakers will advise and question their decisions to make them more robust.