Upcoming Event: The Covid-19 pandemic has spotlighted the use of evidence in Government decision-making: Does the public care about how evidence is presented and used? | 26 November

17 November 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has spotlighted the use of evidence in Government decision-making: Does the public care about how evidence is presented and used?’  |  Thursday, 26 November 2020

Presentation and panel discussion supported by the Campaign for Social Science. The event is part of the UK Evaluation Society’s ‘Windows on Evaluation Matters 2020’.

About the event: 2020 has been a year like no other for the UK and its government: a new government, Brexit, a global pandemic, the start of a global recession and much more. And with these big challenges have come big decisions which the government has been making almost daily. These decisions and data informing them have been laid bare on national television and the wider media, and the scrutiny around them has been intense. In many ways, the use of evidence in decision making has been front and centre of the communications, but what are the issues in the way data is being used, presented, and discussed and to what extent does the public care?

Speaker: Kelly Beaver, Ipsos MORI, Managing Director Public Affairs, Board member of Campaign for Social Science

Panellists:

  • Dr David Halpern, FAcSS, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team, National What Works Adviser to UK Government;
  • Tracey Brown, OBE, Director of Sense about Science;
  • Dr Audrey MacDougall, FAcSS, Scottish Government Chief Social Researcher, and Deputy Director Communities Analytical Division;
  • Dr Siobhan Campbell, FAcSS, Head of Central Research Team and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Transport, UK Government;
  • Moderator: Professor Murray Saunders, Professor of Evaluation, University of Lancaster, UK, and UK Evaluation Society Council Member.

More information and register here.