I want to influence policy

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Research into Policy Part 1: Four reasons you may be inadvertently manipulating rather than influencing policy

Mark considers the moral premise of responsible policy engagement and discusses four ways that researchers often inadvertently lose the trust of members of the policy community.

Research into Policy Part 2: Getting heard is easier than you think - interviews with researchers and policymakers at the 2018 un-climate summit 

In the second of this three-part series on getting your research into policy, Mark interviews a researcher who ended up leading a country's negotiations at a UN summit when the chief negotiator he was advising died, the head of climate science for WFF who has the discomfort of being based in the USA and the head of a global initiative to protect peatlands for UN Environment.

Research into Policy Part 3: Practical skills to inform and influence 

Building on the ethics and principles from part 1 and interviews in part 2, in this final episode Mark considers practical ways to both inform and influence policy based on reliable evidence from research.

Using a policy seminar to establish relationships and build long term pathways to impact

In a bonus episode this week from the climate conference in Madrid, Mark provides a worked example of how to use a policy seminar to generate build relationships that have the potential to deliver long-term impacts from research.

Increase the likelihood of your research getting taken up by policy

Rosi talks about her PhD research on science-policy exchange, explaining how you can increase the likelihood that evidence from your research is taken up by policymakers.

Too much of a good thing: can too much trust and privilege be bad for impact

Interview with Bec Colvin and Chris Cvitanovic from Australia National University about their work with policy on climate change and first nations communities, in which they describe surprising research about the danger of generating too much trust with policy-makers.

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