The Cardiff Hub seeks to fill two positions to deliver evidence reviews for the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) consortium.
One post is for a Research Officer and the other for an Information Specialist.
Academia Europaea and the Cardiff Hub continue to play a major role in the European Scientific Advice Mechanism, thanks to the UK Horizon Europe guarantee scheme. Both are involved in leading evidence reviews on behalf of the SAPEA consortium, as well as the work package on strategic development.
At this webinar, held on 25th April 2022, 6 international networks came together to discuss the roles of university and academy networks in providing science advice, particularly at times of crisis. 130 joined the ‘live’ webinar, from 28 countries across the world.
Sir David was Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government and Head of the Government Office for Science from 2000 to 2007 under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. During this time, he raised public awareness of climate change. From 2013 to 2017, he served under Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May as the UK’s Climate Envoy. In May 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sir David formed and led Independent SAGE, an expert group providing science advice.
SAPEA has published a new Evidence Review Report on ‘Improving Cancer Screening in the European Union’. Cardiff University played a major role in building the evidence base.
Cardiff University undertook three rapid reviews, a lighter form of a full systematic review. The Review Team was led by Dr Alison Weightman (Director of the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence), together with Dr Nick Courtier, Dr Hui-Ling Ou (University of Cambridge) and Louise Edwards (Hub Manager).
We were so pleased to interview Professor David Allison of Indiana University, expert in nutrition and obesity, about his passion for scientific rigour and evidence-informed policymaking.
About Professor David Allison MAE
David Allison MAE is Dean, Distinguished Professor, and Provost Professor in the School of Public Health-Bloomington at Indiana University. His fields of scholarship include nutrition, obesity, behavioural medicine and medical psychology. He has authored over 500 scientific publications and received many awards, including the 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society.
A team at Cardiff University has mapped the European policy landscape for the latest SAPEA Evidence Review Report on energy transition.
On 29th June 2021, the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism published two major documents on a systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe.
The Evidence Review Report from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) presents the latest scientific evidence on this topic, together with a series of evidence-based policy options, while the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors’ Scientific Opinion, informed by this evidence, presents key policy recommendations.
To mark our 5th anniversary, we are delighted to interview Professor Sierd Cloetingh who shares highlights from his role as President of Academia Europaea and reflects on the impact of the Academy’s work.
Professor Cloetingh was a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council from 2009-2015 and Vice-President from 2014-2015. He served as President of the Association for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) from 2017-2019.
Professor Cloetingh is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the Heidelberg Academy, the Bavarian Academy and the German Academy for Technical Sciences, acatech. He is also an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
This webinar brought together EU policymakers and stakeholders to discuss opportunities and challenges in developing a policy framework for biodegradable plastics. Held on 16th June 2021, it was attended by 300 people.