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Working with UK Parliament Select Committees

27 January 2022, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Houses of Parliament

This online IOE Impact Meet-up discusses effective ways researchers and the professionals who collaborate with them can work with Select Committees, engage policy makers with their scientific findings and achieve real-world change.

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Tatiana Souteiro Dias

Join us for an insightful talk and Q&A with:

Much of the work of the UK House of Commons or House of Lords takes place in committees. There is a Commons Select Committee for each government department, examining three aspects: spending, policies and administration.

These departmental committees have a minimum of 11 members, who decide upon the line of inquiry and then gather written and oral evidence. Findings are reported to the Commons, printed, and published on the Parliament website. The government then usually has 60 days to reply to the committee's recommendations.

This interactive session consists of a brief introduction of the work of Select Committees, before sharing inside knowledge on how best to translate research findings into actionable recommendations that are included in their evidence reports, and launching into a Q&A session. Audience members are free to submit questions prior to and during the session.

IOE Impact Meet-ups

The IOE Research Development Team and Research Engagement and Impact Committee are bringing experts, senior academics, doctoral students and early career researchers together online to focus on making authentic impact a key consideration in research projects from their inception.