Research Impact and Parliament

Monday 2nd November, 1.15 – 6pm
Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), Parliamentary Outreach and Research Councils UK (RCUK) would like to invite you to an interactive event showcasing the ways that research has informed parliamentary processes.

The purpose of this event is to inform academics about the many ways that they can improve their impact on Parliament. It will present findings from an analysis into the impact case studies submitted as part of the recent HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF) to showcase the different ways that academics (from all disciplines) have contributed to Parliamentary processes. It will also draw out lessons for Parliament on how it is currently engaging with academics, and how it might in the future.

This reception will give attendees the opportunity to speak with researchers, Parliamentarians, Parliamentary staff and other relevant stakeholders about their experiences in an informal setting during a wine reception.


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1.15pm  Registration and refreshments
1.45pm  Welcome from Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
2.00pm  Keynote: Professor Jane Elliott, Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council
2.15pm  Panel discussion and Q&A, facilitated by the Chair Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, POST Board Member

Panellists include:

  • Penny Young, Librarian and Director General, House of Commons
  • Professor James Wilsdon, Chair of the Campaign for  Social Science, Professor of Science & Democracy, University of Sussex

More panellists to be announced

4.15pm  Closing remarks from Baroness D’Souza, The Lord Speaker
4.30pm  Exhibition and drinks reception
6pm  Close



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  1. Pingback: The impact of academia on Parliament: 45 percent of Parliament-focused impact case studies were from social sciences | Parliaments and Legislatures

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