Improving Evidence Use in Government: How Can Academics Get their Research Heard?

Location Cardiff
Date 27 March 2018

On Tuesday 27th March, 2018 we hosted an event featuring policymakers from the UK Parliament and Welsh Government, as well as leading academics in the field of evidence-use and public policy, to discuss how academics can get their research and evidence heard. The event was part of the Political Studies Association’s Annual Conference, held this year in Cardiff.

The panel was made of the Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge (MP for Barking), Dr Huw Morris (Welsh Government), Professor Paul Cairney (University of Stirling) and Dr Kathryn Oliver (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

The event generated a lot of discussion, both in the room and on social media, and forms part of an ongoing discussion in and out of the academic community about how to best improve the input of evidence into the policy making process.