5. Research and policymaking, Professor Ian Boyd (Circling the Square I)
From Andrew Gibson
Professor Boyd discussed the intractability (or ‘wickedness’) of many problems the government faces, best practice in science advice, the declining stock of science in decision-making, the organisational governance of science and introduced a number of testing examples of issues DEFRA are addressing, including Bovine TB, tree disease and an apparent decline in pollinators. The session was followed by a short Q&A.
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