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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Abstract

If ever there was a time when scientists and policy-makers needed to work together, it is now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientific evidence can be hard to interpret; the balancing act that politicians spend their lives performing depends on more than this evidence because they care (possibly too much) about voters’ wishes. Appreciating the way these two, sometimes conflicting, trajectories interweave is crucial if a scientist is to be effective in the policy space. CUSPE and its work provide a wonderful way for students to examine these interactions first-hand and experience some of the challenges that they provide.

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4404 Development Studies, 44 Human Society, Clinical Research

Journal Title

Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy

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Journal ISSN

1572-8323

Volume Title

1

Publisher

Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange