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Supporting elements within an effective research-policy system: learning from the Go-science / ESRC Areas of Research Interest Fellowships

On 23 February, we welcome Kathryn Oliver and Annette Boaz (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London) to SKAPE as part of our seminar series.

Abstract details to follow.

Dr Kathryn Oliver is a social scientist with interests in the use of evidence in policymaking, especially public health policy, and in research impact and science policy. After postdoctoral positions in Manchester Sociology and Manchester Business School, she held lectureships at UCL and Oxford. She joined LSHTM in December 2017. She is the lead for the Evidence Synthesis theme for the Centre for Evaluation and is interested in how evidence synthesis methods have evolved over the last 30 years. You can read more about Dr Oliver’s publications and research here.

Professor Annette Boaz has more than 25 years of experience in supporting the use of evidence across a range of policy domains. She was part of one of the largest UK investments in the evidence use landscape, the ESRC Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice and has undertaken an international leadership role in promoting the use of evidence. She is a Founding Editor of the International Journal Evidence & Policy and has recently published a book on evidence use: ‘What Works Now’. With Kathryn Oliver, she leads Transforming Evidence, an international initiative designed to support the use of research evidence in different policy fields and contexts. She has a particular research interest in stakeholder involvement, the role of partnerships in promoting research use, implementation science and service improvement. She has worked in the UK Department of Health and also the Government Office for Science. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research. You can read more about Professor Boaz’ publications and research here.


This SKAPE seminar will take place online via Zoom (for link details, please email the Co-Directors – if you are already a member/associate member of SKAPE, then you will receive a Zoom link two days before the start of the event).


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Feb 23 2022


11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Online - Zoom