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Strength in diversity – changing the shape of expert engagement with the UK Parliament

Saint, Naomi and Foxen, Sarah (2020) Strength in diversity – changing the shape of expert engagement with the UK Parliament. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (13 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in demand for expert knowledge, but, as previous studies have shown, the expertise provided to the UK parliament in the past has often been drawn from a narrow pool of researchers. In this post, Naomi Saint and Sarah Foxen reflect on recent evidence showing greater diversity in researchers contributing their expertise to parliament and how the creation of an engaged network of knowledge mobilisers has contributed to broadening the range of experts engaging with parliament.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 11:51
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 23:03

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