Achieving policy impact with research: an inside-government perspective

Speaker Vanessa Pittard
Type Lectures & Talks
When 11 Dec 2017, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Venue 0.02, 103-105 Princess Road East
Open To University staff and students
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Visiting Lecturer Session available for Academic Staff, Research Staff and Postgraduate Research Students, booking essential.


This session is designed for any researcher wishing to engage with policy makers, politicians and influencers in the UK. Vanessa will explore and discuss the use of evidence in government from a first-hand perspective. The objectives of the session are to: improve understanding of the policy landscape and process, learn about policy uses of research and evidence, and examine effective ways of briefing policy makers about research.

From 2011 to 2017 Vanessa worked as Assistant Director for Curriculum and Standards at the Department for Education in England, where she held responsibility for mathematics, STEM and literacy education policy. She led on the skills section of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Between 2004 and 2011 Vanessa led the evidence and research function at Becta, the UK agency for technology in education, and prior to this was a Principal Research Officer at the Department for Education and Skills.

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