Building a Secure and Resilient World Think Policy Seminar

Closed 8 Nov 2023

Opened 25 Oct 2023


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About the series:
The Think Policy seminar series first launched in March 2022, when Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser and Professor Alison Park welcomed Sir Patrick Vallance (Government Chief Scientific Adveiser) and Professor Sarah Sharples (Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport) to share their vision for science advice in government. 

The seminars were open to all staff across UKRI and featured prominemnt individuals who sought to demystify how research evidence is used by decision makers in government.

Think Policy has been designed to develop the capabilities of staff across UKRI to develop R&D investments with policy impact and engagement in mind, by providing access to a range of perspectives from senior policy stakeholders on how they use evidence in decision making. 


  • Think Policy: Building a Secure and Resilient World

    From 25 Oct 2023 at 13:30 to 25 Oct 2023 at 14:30

    The first seminar in the series will welcome  Jennifer Rubin (Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home Office) and Gideon Henderson (Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to explore how evidence informs policymaker efforts to Build a Secure and Resilient World by sharing their insights into government evidence needs and how evidence and expertise is used to support decision making across Government.

    The seminar will be co-chaired by Christopher Smith (AHRC Executive Chair) as UKRI Strategic Theme Lead for Building a Secure and Resilient World and Anthony Finkelstein (UKRI Board Member) sharing their expertise from a career spanning government and academia.


  • All Staff


  • Industry Engagement
  • Research and Innovation Sector Engagement