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Influencing Policy as Researchers, 5 July 2024

Influencing Policy as Researchers, 5 July 2024

Join C-DICE for this exclusive one-day event – Influencing Policy For Researchers: Inside the Energy Security and Net Zero (ESNZ) Committee – delving into energy and net zero policymaking in the UK and offering invaluable insights for researchers and academics on how to effectively engage with policymakers in Parliament. Broadly exploring themes of the net zero policy landscape and how Parliament uses research, the event programme offers a mix of presentations and panel discussions.

  • Hear firsthand experiences from C-DICE Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Fellows of their work for the Energy Security and Net Zero Select Committee.
  • Explore key policy issues in the energy sector and their implications for future research by experts in the area.
  • Understand how Parliament and Government operate, and how researchers can provide impactful written and oral evidence in a session facilitated by a Clerk of a Select Committee.

Benefits For Postdoctoral Researchers:

  1. Enhancing Postdoctoral Researchers’ Understanding of Government Policy Landscape
    Navigate and understand the complexities of government policies, offering them a broader perspective for their research.
  2. Providing Best Practices for Engaging with Policy Makers
    Equip yourself with effective strategies and tactics for engaging with policymakers, enabling you to communicate their research findings more persuasively and impactfully.
  3. Increasing Awareness of Research’s Role in Policy Making
    Heighten your awareness of how research and innovation influence policy decisions, allowing you to better position your work to contribute to real-world change.
  4. Inspiring Through Success Stories
    Find inspiration through stories of early-career researchers who have successfully engaged with policymakers, offering valuable insights and encouragement for your own endeavors.
  5. Facilitating Interaction with Policymakers
    Interact with policymakers, fostering connections and collaborations that can drive your research forward.


10:00-10:20 Arrival/Welcome 

Theme: Energy and Net Zero Policy Landscape 

10:20-11:00 Presentation from speakers giving an overview of policy in their area

11:00-11:30 Break 

11:30-12:30 Panel discussion with experts on energy and net zero policy landscape

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch + Networking

Theme: How Parliament uses Research 

13:30 – 14:00 Presentation from Energy Security and Net Zero Committe Clerk 

14:00 – 14:30 Joint presentation from Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Research Fellows 

14:30 – 15:00 Break 

15:00 – 15:55 Panel discussion (ESNZ committee staff and POST Fellows)

15:55 – 16:00 Closing Remarks


Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1, Birdcage Walk
London SW1H 9JJ


Registration Deadline: 19 June 2024


Institution of Mechanical Engineers

1, Birdcage Walk



United Kingdom


5th July 2024


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