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
COVID-19 shows how governments need to work more closely with experts in the social aspects of biomedicine
Martyn Pickersgill highlights the importance of the social sciences in responding to COVID-19, which have all too often been marginalised in favour expertise from the natural sciences.
Analyse and rule? New book explains the rise of risk analysis and how it transforms policymaking and public administrations in Europe
In this blog, Regine Paul outlines the main ideas from her new book on risk, including the main arguments and contributions.
Jackie Gulland explores the impact of lockdown bubbles in this short blog, originally posted on Covid-19 Perspectives at the University of Edinburgh blog.