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UCL Public Policy Placements – Case studies

Further details about  some of the UCL researchers who have participated in policy secondments and the work that they did are available below.

Behavioural sciences

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Dr Lili Tcheang, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Whilst undertaking her secondment in the Science Capability and Networks unit in the Government Office for Science, Lili contributed to work being undertaken on behavioural science and how it can advise government policymaking.

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Science and society

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Tom Cohen, UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

Whilst undertaking his secondment in the Science & Society team in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Tom contributed to work on developing the evidence base for Science & Society work, with a view to making the case in advance of the next spending review.

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Transport and accessibility

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Dr Craig Childs, UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

During his secondment in the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology, Craig Childs undertook research into transport and accessibility, using his own expertise and talking to a wide range of people in order to develop a POSTNote.

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EU research and innovation

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Dr Nguyen KT Thanh, UCL Physics & Astronomy

Dr Nguyen Thanh undertook a secondment in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, reviewing the support system for proposals to the European Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.

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Infrastructure investment

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Robert Downes, UCL Mathematics
Whilst undertaking his secondment with the Research Base team in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Rob Downes supported the work of the e-Infrastructure Leadership Council, including contributing to the drafting of the five-year investment strategy.
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Nathaniel Dahan, UCL Medical Physics and Engineering

Whilst undertaking his policy placement in the Emerging Sciences and Bioethics Group at the Department for Health, Nathaniel had the opportunity to produce policy briefs on emerging technologies in healthcare and to attend high-profile meetings.

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Energy Storage

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Joel Guilbaud, UCL Energy Institute

Joel Guilbaud is a Ph.D. student at the UCL Energy Institute. His main research interest is energy storage and energy economics. 

He undertook a three-month secondment in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), during which he produced a technical note on the cost of energy storage for the Department.

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Dr Vijay Pawar, UCL Computer Science

Dr Vijay Pawar undertook a part-time secondment to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in early 2013. His main task was to support the establishment of a Special Interest Group (SIG) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), to coordinate activity and stimulate growth of a new industrial RAS sector in the UK. 

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