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Dr Miles Parker

Dr Miles Parker

Associate Fellow

Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge


Biography:

Until the end of 2012, Miles was Defra’s Director for Strategic Evidence and Analysis and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser. With an academic background in zoology and marine ecology, his career spans roles within Government Departments in Ireland and the UK addressing areas such as waste disposal at sea, food contamination and food science. Between 1998 and 2001, he was Director for International Science at the Office of Science and Technology and has long-standing connections to MAFF, Defra and Cefas. He was awarded the OBE in the New Year's Honours List 2013.

Keywords

  • policy and innovation frameworks
  • philosophy and history of science with special reference to policy making
  • sustainability and its underpinning science and policies
  • undergraduate and graduate training in the role of science in policymaking