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Policy Engagement in Practice – Part of N8 AgriFood Policy Week

Cloth Hall Court, Leeds

Join N8 AgriFood for the first event of our Policy Focus Week.

N8 AgriFood is launching a new initiative designed to celebrate and support successful policy engagement from across the programme. Our Policy Focus Week (10th – 14th June, 2019) will include a number of events and targeted media activity celebrating successful policy engagement from the N8 AgriFood programme and offering training opportunities to develop your skills in this area.

The week will be opened with a unique event on Monday 10th June in Leeds, bringing together academics and government representatives to share their knowledge and experiences with you about how to influence policy. With a mixture of advice and training in the morning and our N8 AgriFood Chairs and academics showcasing their policy engagement in practice in the afternoon, the day promises to be a great start to this distinct week of activities. The day is aimed at those working under the broad theme of agri-food who have an interest in engaging with policy, including: academic staff; research team staff (e.g. impact managers, communications managers); PhD students and associated industry partners of any of the N8 universities. The event, at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds, is free to attend. Please register HERE.


9.30 – 10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome,

Prof Katherine Denby, N8 AgriFood Academic Director

10.05 – 11.30 Anne Denton Lieberman, Chief of Staff, Industry and Parliament Trust ‘Introduction to engaging with Parliament, Select committees and Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)’

11.30 – 11.45 Break

11.45 – 12.15 Julieta Cuneo, Manager (Sustainability), Policy Connect ‘Engaging with The All Parliamentary Party Groups (APPGs) and running events in Westminster’

12.15 – 12.45 Dr Yaadwinder S. Sidhu, Office of Chief Scientific Adviser, DEFRA‘Systems Research – a DEFRA perspective’

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 Prof Bob Doherty, Professor of Marketing and N8 AgriFood Chair, University of York ‘How IKnowFood and the Co-op food policy team co-created the future of food’

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee break
14.00 – 14.30 Prof Fiona Smith, Professor in International Economic Law and N8 AgriFood Chair, University of Leeds, ‘Sharing legal knowledge: Working with Parliament, Business and Farmers on Brexit’

14.45 – 15.15 Prof Mark Reed, Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation and N8 AgriFood Chair, Newcastle University. ‘Informing International Policy on the sustainable management of Peatlands’

15.15 – 15.45 Dr Jess Davies, Senior Lecturer in Sustainability, Lancaster University, ‘Science in the C-suite – engaging with businesses to change policy and practice’

15.45 – 16.15 Questions and close

To register for this event, please click HERE.