UCL Public Policy in Conversation with Nicola Blackwood
31 May 2018, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
Want to hear how politicians use science? How science policy is formed and how your research might support decisions in Government?
UCL Public Policy
Room 1.20, Malet Place Engineering Building, UCL
Join us at UCL for a lunchtime conversation with Nicola Blackwood, where she discusses her career in politics, how scientific advice is used in making public policy and why relationships between academics and politicians are important. She will be interviewed by UCL’s Professor of Science and Research Policy, Graeme Reid.
Nicola Blackwood is Chair of the Human Tissue Authority and a trustee of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. Until 2017 she was Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon. During her time in the House of Commons, she chaired the influential Science and Technology Select Committee which held inquiries into the UK's scientific response to Ebola, Big Data and the digital skills gap and a review of government spending on the science budget before being appointed Under Secretary of State for Health.