One major way for academics to get public policy impact with their research and expertise is through UK Parliament Select Committees which scrutinise the policy and practice of Government, and seek evidence from members of public. The European Parliament also has formal committees and consults experts on topical issues and new regulations.
Numerous academics at The University of Nottingham submitted written evidence that informed the final committees' reports or were invited to give oral evidence in the UK Parliament or the European Parliament. The topical issues our experts discussed included the future uses of autonomous vehicles in the UK, unsafe discharge from NHS hospitals and the consequences of Brexit for public procurement legal standards.
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy - Building our Industrial Strategy (April 2017)
Algorithms in decision-making inquiry (April 2017); written evidence submitted by Professor Derek McAuley, Dr Ansgar Koene and Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos in collaboration with the Human Centred Computing group, University of Oxford
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (European Parliament) - Policy Department: Economic and Scientific Policy (February 2017); presentation by Professor Sue Arrowsmith, Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy
Work and Pensions Committee (House of Commons) - Victims of modern slavery inquiry (December 2016); response compiled by Dr Alison Gardner with contributions and advice from Dr Alexander Trautrims (The University of Nottingham), Andrea Nicholson (Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham), and Caron Boulghassoul (The Nottingham Arimathea Trust)
Autonomous vehicles inquiry (November 2016); oral evidence given by Professor Sarah Sharples, Associate Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange, Professor of Human Factors
The written evidence was submitted by Professor Sharples with colleagues Professor Terry Moore, Professor Herve Morvan, Dr Gary Burnett, Dr Xiaolin Meng, Dr Michael Galea, and Professor Derek McAuley.
Read the oral evidence transcript
Read the published written evidence
Communications Committee (House of Lords) - Children and the internet inquiry (October 2016); oral evidence given by Professor Derek McAuley, Professor of Digital Economy
The written evidence was submitted by Professor Derek McAuley with colleagues Dr Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow, and Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos, Senior Research Fellow
International Development Committee (House of Commons) - Tackling corruption overseas inquiry (March 2016); oral evidence given by Professor Paul Heywood, Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics
Digital skills inquiry (January 2016); written evidence submitted by Dr Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow
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