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How can researchers better engage with national and global policymaking?

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Organised by Professor Anna Vignoles and Dr Ben Alcott, Faculty of Education, and the Public Policy SRI .

The event will feature distinguished speakers from the fields of development and education, and will run from 4-6 pm with time for questions and discussion.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Professor Charlotte Watts is Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for International Development, where she is Director of the Research and Evidence Division. Charlotte is seconded from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she is a Professor in Social and Mathematical Epidemiology. She is a global expert on HIV and on violence against women, with her work over the past twenty five years spanning analyses of the social, economic and gendered determinants of HIV risk, mathematical modelling of disease trajectories, intervention design and evaluation, economic evaluation and co-financing approaches.

Peter Sellen is Chief Economist at the Education Policy Institute. Between 2006 and 2016 Peter worked as a Government economist, including time in the Department for Education as Head of Teachers and Teaching Analysis, and Head of Economics, Evaluation & Appraisal at the Education Standards Directorate. He has previously worked as an economic adviser on Infrastructure and Growth Strategy at HM Treasury and as head of affordable housing economics at Communities and Local Government.

Roy Head is the CEO of Development Media International. DMI has conducted the first scientific trial to prove that mass media can change health-related behaviours and is ranked by GiveWell.com as one of the most cost-effective charities in the world. Roy’s earlier career included time as a BBC television producer, as a manager of UN radio and television campaigns in war zones, and as founder of the BBC ’s own health campaigns charity.

Pauline Rose is Director of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, and Senior Research Fellow at the UK Department for International Development.

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