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11 January 2022, 12:26 UTC Share

CAPEcast episode 5: Translating Theory into Practice: Reflections on Policy Making

In this episode of CAPEcast, Stephen Meek (Institute for Policy and Engagement, University of Nottingham) talks to Jonathan Slater, former Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education (2016-2020)

We explore the issues of how policy is designed up front, exploring how policy moves from announcement and press stories into delivery, impacts on the public and what lessons there are for researchers in helping to shape policy that works in practice as well as in theory.

About CAPE

Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) is a knowledge exchange and research project funded by Research England from 2020-2024, which has been exploring how to support effective and sustained engagement between academics and policy professionals. The project is a partnership between UCL and the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Northumbria and Nottingham in collaboration with the Government Office for Science, the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology, Nesta and the Transforming Evidence Hub.

About CAPE podcasts

CAPE podcasts are conversations between CAPE team members and our partners about their experiences undertaking academic policy engagement as part of their CAPE project.

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