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
“To make systems virtual is a tour de force of material configuration”: An interview with Professor Donald MacKenzie
Maxence Dutilleul interviews Donald MacKenzie following his SKAPE seminar entitled “Materiality, Policy and Power in Advertising Markets: Ad Servers and Header Bidding”. During the interview, Donald evokes his project on the material political economy of online advertising and its scientific and policy implications.
Learn more about our call for early-career research contributions to our blog and activities.
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.