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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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For Policy Makers

In collaboration with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), we support academics to connect with public policy professionals over a range of matters relating to cutting edge infectious diseases research. 

This is crucial for the development of evidence-based policy, ensuring that government is accurately informed and that the impact of research on society is harnessed more effectively.

  • CSaP’s Policy Fellowships programme promotes links with government offices and departments, as well as companies and third sector organisations.
  • Policy workshops provide a forum for policy professionals and researchers to debate, cross-examine and re-evaluate issues that are of direct relevance to public policy.
  • Professional development activities present opportunities for early- and mid-career researchers to learn how academic research contributes to policy making, and to gain experience of working at the intersection of research and policy.
  • CID is engaged with undergraduates, and early career researchers in debates, seminars, convening meetings and can be contacted directly or through CSaP.

If you would like to offer your services to get involved in a policy event, seek experts, or to discuss an idea or opportunity, please get in touch by emailing the coordinator directly or


8. University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy

CSaP works with researchers to help prepare 'Pathways to Impact' statements when applying for Research Council funding. In addition, you might consider including funding in your research proposal to  co-create opportunities for Policy Fellows or Policy Workshops to enhance the policy value and reach of your planned work. For more information, and details about the costs involved, please  visit the web site and contact Nicola Buckley.

9. How to evidence Impact from Public engagement

10. Policy Impact: a ‘How to’ Guide for Researchers

11. A useful article: Getting your research into Parliament

12. Four principles to make evidence synthesis more useful for policy