Policy Workshop: Select Committees & Materials Science with Dr Laura Cohen

Date :
08 December 2022
Time :
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location :
MECD, Engineering Building B, Blended Lecture Theatre 2 (2B.020)
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This policy workshop will introduce academics and postgraduate researchers working across materials science disciplines to select committee engagement and the parliamentary process.

The event complements the recent policy workshop held by the University of Manchester and will provide more detailed insight into the influencing process through select committees more generally.

Attendance at the event will present a rare opportunity to engage directly with a policy specialist who has decades of experience in working in materials science. The workshop will provide guidance on engaging with different legislative procedures as an expert and will demonstrate case studies from a number of energy and materials related policy select committee enquiries.

The event will be held in-person on 8 December 2022 from 10:00-11:00 at the University of Manchester and will be available to stream via Zoom.

About Dr Laura Cohen:

Dr Laura Cohen MBE CEng FIMMM is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester and the Henry Royce Institute.

From 2009 until 2022 Dr Laura Cohen was chief executive of the British Ceramic Confederation, the trade association for the UK ceramic manufacturing industry.

Laura, who has worked in manufacturing for more than 30 years, was awarded an MBE in 2015 in recognition of her services to the ceramics industry. She is also an associate of Newnham College, Cambridge.

Event Programme:

1. Introduction to Dr Laura Cohen

2. About the workshop

3. Introduction to parliamentary process and select committees

4. How to engage as an expert – examples

5. Q & A

6. Next steps