July 17, 2014, by Andrew Gibson

Research and policy making: Professor Ian Boyd

The below video features a keynote speech from Professor Ian Boyd FSB FRSE, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Professor in Biology at the University of St Andrews.

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.

What do you think? Please use the comment section below to pick up on any points…

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