Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy

Welcome to SKAPE

The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy at Edinburgh (SKAPE) brings together academic researchers across a range of disciplines, as well as policy practitioners, to examine the relationships and intersections between different types of science and knowledges on policy. With a membership of over 130 academics and practitioners, SKAPE is committed to exploring and sharing ideas across universities, policy institutions and the wider public to improve the use of knowledge and evidence in democratic decision-making.

Research from SKAPE members covers a range of topics, including research on climate change, energy systems, migration policy, public health, environmental politics, education, international development, and more.

SKAPE members from 2019
May 2019, at SKAPE's Away Day with several members and associate members

Blogs, perspectives and opinion

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When should funders talk about new technologies?

Rob Smith and Sarah Hartley summarise a recently-published article in Public Understanding of Science, where they collaborated with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to explore how and when research councils should begin processes of public engagement.

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