School of Social and Political Science

Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE)

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The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy at Edinburgh (SKAPE) brings together academic researchers across a range of disciplines, as well as policy practitioners, to examine the relationships and intersections between different types of science and knowledges on policy.

With a membership of more than 130 academics and practitioners, SKAPE is committed to exploring and sharing ideas across universities, policy institutions and the wider public to improve the use of knowledge and evidence in democratic decision making.

Research from SKAPE members covers a range of topics, including research on:

  • climate change
  • energy systems
  • migration policy
  • public health
  • environmental politics
  • education
  • international development