The past two decades has seen a burgeoning of interest in the role of science, knowledge and expertise in governance. This has created a need for critical reflection on how knowledge for policy is produced, applied and legitimised in policymaking, and how such processes in turn shape political discourse and practice.
To investigate these questions, SKAPE harnesses expertise from political science, sociology, social policy, science and technology studies, law and public management. We are committed to collaborating across our disciplines to deliver the following objectives:
- Produce theoretically informed, critical research on the relationship between science, knowledge and policy, through collaborative interdisciplinary research. Read more about our research themes and projects.
- Deliver training and teaching through postgraduate supervision, post-doctoral mentoring, teaching and CPD.
- Engage with policy actors and practitioners to provide expertise and advice on knowledge use and knowledge exchange.