Expertise in the House of Lords; Guardian podcast

CaSE Assistant Director Beck Smith features on this week’s Science Weekly podcast from the Guardian, discussing scientific expertise in the House of Lords.

In conversation with Guardian journalist Alok Jha, Beck discusses the findings of a new CaSE report, House of Lords Reform and Expertise, which looks at the role of scientific expertise in the House of Lords and asks how the current representation and use of expertise could be improved, with or without reform.

To listen to the podcast and follow the Science Weekly Twitter feed please see here.

Beck has also co-written a guest article in Research Fortnight on the subject, with Professor James Wilsdon (Professor of Science and Democracy at SPRU, University of Sussex). Meanwhile CaSE Director Imran Khan has also written an article in The Telegraph.

As part of this work CaSE held a roundtable meeting in Parliament to discuss the proposed reforms with Lord Willis (member of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee), James Wilsdon, and Baroness Finlay (clinical academic at the Cardiff University and the Velindre Cancer Centre) on the panel.

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