Policy@Manchester Annual Meeting 2014 & CPP Research Cluster

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Room 4.204, University Place

The University of Manchester


M13 9PL

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Policy@Manchester Annual Meeting 2014

We are holding our first Policy@Manchester Annual Meeting on 26th March, open for all our members to attend.


11.00am – Brief welcome and introduction by Prof Colin Talbot

11.05am – Opening Address by Prof Keith Brown

11.10am – How do policy-makers access academic research and expertise?
Early findings from a survey of Senior Civil Servants – Dr Carole Talbot

The role of middle managers in policymaking : a public health perspective – Dr Kathryn Oliver

11.40am – 12.00am - Manchester Policy Week 2014 (3-7 Nov): Engaging with Inequalities.
Discussion about the theme and organising for Policy Week - Colette Fagan (tbc), Wendy Bottero, Julian Skyrme, Alex Waddington.

12.05pm – 12.30pm - Policy@Manchester Academic Survey 2014 - Results and Future Plans
Discussion led by Prof Colin Talbot

12.30pm – 12.40pmNew Researchers Network
Aims and forthcoming events - Ian Jacob

12.40pm – 1.30pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING

We are preceding this with a meeting of the Comparative Public Policy research cluster, which is based in SoSS, specifically on Social Sciences. All members of Policy@Manchester are welcome to attend both sessions. Please specify your preferences by selecting the appropriate ticket type

Comparative Public Policy Research Cluster Meeting


9.30 – 10.30 'The Impact of the Social Sciences' - Jane Tinkler (LSE) and co-author of the book.

10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE and networking opportunity

11.00 Policy@Manchester Annual Meeting begins