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.
Blogs, perspectives and opinion
The SKAPE Centre is delighted to welcome Stephen Hilgartner (Cornell University) on Thursday 22 September, when he will give the SKAPE keynote lecture 2022/2023.
The SKAPE centre announces two new Associate Directors who will work with the Centre’s team and contribute to making the Centre a place of vibrant debates on policymaking and knowledge.
As they assume the directorship of SKAPE, our new Co-Directors, Nathan Coombs and Eugénia Rodrigues, share a message about the future direction of the research centre and its activities.