Get involved

We are an outward-looking centre, keen to engage with researchers and practitioners from across sectors, and across the world. You can get involved with SKAPE in different ways and the easiest way is through our fortnightly Seminar Series (during term time). Please head over to our events page to see what is coming up. We also have a regular set of perspectives and opinion published on our blog that you could read, share and debate.

Become a member

As a member, you will receive regular updates from SKAPE about our activities, events, projects and more, and we hope that you will be able to attend these. We hope to work with all our members to support research on the relationship between science, knowledge and policy.

Our membership is grouped into two types:

  • Members: for staff and students based at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Associate Members: for those from outside organisations.

In order to join, please complete the attached Member Information Form and email the Co-Directors.

Knowledge exchange

At SKAPE, we are committed to engage in wider political and societal debates about the relationship between knowledge and governance. 

SKAPE members have worked with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, House of Commons, Scottish Parliament, European Commission, European Parliament, OECD, UN Global Commission for International Migration, UN High Commission for Refugees and multiple non-governmental organisations.

If you are a policy practitioner, please get in touch with us about how we can exchange knowledge, such as bespoke training on issues in and approaches to the use of knowledge, and/or advice/consultancy on aspects of knowledge use.

Contact us

If you have any questions or issues, you are more than welcome to get in touch with members of our team. 

In the first instance, please email the Co-Directors:

  • Dr Marc Geddes: marc.geddes [at] ed.ac.uk
  • Professor Steve Yearley: steve.yearley [at] ed.ac.uk

We are also on Twitter. Please head over to @skape_ed to follow us for the latest news and updates.