Research Experts Database for Policymakers

Description: The University contains a huge amount of expertise and knowledge that would be very useful in the policy making process. However, unless we come forward and present that to politicians, they may not always discover it. The Department of External Affairs at the university is creating a list of people who are interested in getting involved in policy, or whose research has direct policy links.

Target Audience: Politicians (MPs, MSPs, MEPs)

Who Gets Involved: Any researcher at the University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh College of Art, Any topic

Timescale: Variable according to the type of policy being influenced.

Benefits: An opportunity to influence at a high level and make a lasting difference.

To Find Out More: Email Beltane at