Creating Opportunities, Improving Outcomes Think Policy Seminar

Closed 24 May 2024

Opened 10 May 2024


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About the series:
The Think Policy seminars are open to all staff across UKRI and feature prominent individuals who will provide a range of perspectives around UKRI’s Strategic themes. The seminar series is intended to support staff across UKRI in designing strategic theme initiatives with policymaker priorities, questions, and perspectives in mind.  

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: Creating Opportunities, Improving Outcomes

    From 10 May 2024 at 11:00 to 10 May 2024 at 12:00

    In this seminar, we will welcome Lucy Chappell (Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care and CEO of the National Institute for Health and Care Research), Will Garton (Director General for Levelling Up at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities), and Jessie Leigh (Director, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce), to explore how evidence informs policymaker efforts to Create Opportunities and Improve Outcomes 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 Alison Park (ESRC Deputy Executive Chair) as UKRI Strategic Theme Lead for Creating Opportunities, Improving Outcomes and Jessica Corner (Research England Executive Chair) sharing their expertise from a career spanning research and innovation.


  • All Staff


  • Industry Engagement
  • Research and Innovation Sector Engagement