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Steve O'Neill

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Imperial College London

The Forum is Imperial’s policy engagement programme. It connects Imperial researchers with policymakers to discover new thinking on global challenges.

Through The Forum, policymakers develop relationships with Imperial researchers working in subject areas relevant to their work, sharing the latest research to support evidence-informed policy development. The Forum also supports our researchers to better engage with policymakers and to understand government’s research needs.

Our bespoke events and workshops convene policymakers and researchers to discuss key policy areas and expand their networks. Workshops and roundtables allow small groups of policymakers to network with world class researchers and to have open discussions about the policy implications of the latest research. The Forum can also organise tailored support for policymakers – whether in the form of a briefing, meeting or event. Please get in touch to discuss this with us.

The Forum also organises monthly internal policy engagement seminars for Imperial researchers which focus on building political engagement expertise. Topics include the policy making process, key decision-makers and how to influence them.

The Forum works with Imperial’s Academic Strategy themes:

  1. Sustainable Society
  2. Healthy Society
  3. Smart Society
  4. Resilient Society

If you would like to find out more about The Forum please email We also welcome enquires about Imperial’s research and our wider policy engagement work.

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