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STEaPP Seminar Series

Seminar Series

This unique series of events aims to share knowledge on hot topics and themes relating to our research with speakers from within UCL STEaPP, across the university and beyond.

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Arthur C. Petersen, Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy at UCL STEaPP, appointed Editor-in-Chief of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science

Following the announcement of the retirement of its distinguished editor, Professor Willem B. Drees, the Joint Publication Board (JPB) of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science is pleased to announce the newly appointed Editor-in-Chief, Professor Arthur C. Petersen of University College London. The appointment will be effective June 2018, with an editorial start date in September. The transition between the two Editors will begin in June and be completed by the end of 2018.

Published: Apr 26, 2018 3:46:31 PM

Yacob Mulugetta appointed to the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Strategic Advisory Group

Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy at UCL STEaPP, has been appointed to the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Strategic Advisory Group.

The Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) is a Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) initiative which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the Research Councils, National Academies, UK Space Agency and HEFCE.

The purpose of the Strategic Advisory Group is to advise on the strategic development and delivery of the Global Challenge Research Fund, including:

Published: Mar 16, 2018 9:54:19 AM


UCL Public Policy in Conversation with Nicola Blackwood

Want to hear how politicians use science? How science policy is formed and how your research might support decisions in Government? Join UCL Public Policy 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.

Published: May 16, 2018 2:48:13 PM

Intern Presentations on Green Economy Strategies and Urban Science Policy

· Green Economy Strategies - Mainstreaming green economy strategies in industrial policies in Africa: The case of Ethiopia
By Clementine Chazal
· Urban Science Policy - Building a global urban science: UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on the urban science-policy interface
By Ebba Engstrom

Published: May 10, 2018 4:02:30 PM

Large-scale urban development projects and the global production of space: views from Africa, East Asia and Europe

Large-scale urban development projects have become a key element in the production of urban centers around the globe. They are physical manifestations of social and economic restructuring processes as well as shifting planning paradigms. At the same time, they emerge from the implementation of exceptional measures for the development of new urban districts.

Published: Apr 9, 2018 10:57:56 AM

How is evidence used in the UK Parliament? The Latest Findings

Legislatures need evidence. Unfortunately, academic evidence makes up a small proportion of the wider gamut of ‘evidence’ considered by parliamentarians. Following the recent publication of a report on ‘The Use of Research in the UK Parliament’, Dr Chris Tyler discusses what Parliament could do to improve the way it uses evidence and what academia can do to be more influential. 

Published: Dec 21, 2017 12:04:44 PM