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London Session 2: Using Your Bioscience Skills to Impact Policy Decisions

  • Room 802, UCL IOE (Institute of Education) 20 Bedford Way London, England, WC1H 0AL United Kingdom (map)

This talk will focus on using your knowledge in research to the advantage of the public by affecting policies. Particularly, the focus will be on what skills you have achieved in your bioscience studies that are required by governments to help them implement policies. Attendees will thus explore the possible career options available in policy making, and how research is often used in the process of policy making in order to form them with a knowledge and evidence based background.

GUEST SPEAKER: ALESSANDRO ALLEGRA

Room 802, UCL IOE (Institute of Education), 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL - (6.30PM TO 8PM)

After graduating in History and Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics, Alessandro has worked in UK and international science policy at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Royal Society, and the Royal Society of Biology.

Alessandro is currently pursuing doctoral research at UCL on the use of scientific evidence in policymaking, and collaborates with national and international science policy organisations on a number of projects. He is a board member and Secretary of Association of Italian Scientists in UK (AIS-UK).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alessandro-allegra-12a6134a/