Science for Policy-Makers

It is important for policy-makers to engage with scientists and engineers as there are a wide variety of issues that have a scientific element. Finding out the fact is key, especially as the media are not always completely reliable. Engaging with learned societies is a good way of doing this, you can find out contact details by following the links below.

Royal Astronomical Society
The Biochemical Society
Society for Experimental Biology
Society of Biology
BCS – The Chartered Institute of IT
Society of Chemical Industry

Heads of Chemistry UK
The Institution of Chemical Engineers
The Royal Society of Chemistry

The UK Deans of Science
The British Ecological Society
Engineering Professors’ Council
The Institution of Engineering & Technology
The Genetics Society
The Geological Society
British Society for Immunology

London Mathematical Society
The Institution of Mathematics and its Applications
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Society for Applied Microbiology
Society for General Microbiology
National Farmers’ Union
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society
The British Pharmacological Society
Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
The Physiological Society
The British Psychological Society
Experimental Psychology Society
Royal Statistical Society
Zoological Society of London

You could also go straight to a researcher who is working in the relevant field as they are most likely to have up-to-date information. Sense about Science is also a good source of information and actively works towards debunking myths in science.

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