The Industrial Strategy

Written by guest blogger Dr Steve Taylor, Head of Strategic Research Development UK Governments since Neville Chamberlain’s in the 1930s (and I am sure scholars will offer examples from before) have sought some form of Industrial Strategy – policies that support growth in the economy through enabling UK industry. So, the idea is nothing new, … Continue reading “The Industrial Strategy”

Leading to Impact’: Q+A Lee Chapman

Professor Lee Chapman, based in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been at the University since 1998. Demonstrating a keen interest in potential business applications of research since his PhD, Lee could be considered a serial entrepreneur having already run and sold on a successful University of Birmingham spin-out company and is now … Continue reading “Leading to Impact’: Q+A Lee Chapman”

Science, Research and Parliament – An academic’s guide to getting involved in Parliament

As a new-ish member of the Research Planning Team at the University of Birmingham and from a background in scientific research I now regularly get asked the question ‘How do I get involved in parliament, and influence government policy? – Not a simple answer.  So to raise our team’s knowledge and to allow us to … Continue reading “Science, Research and Parliament – An academic’s guide to getting involved in Parliament”