Engineering advice for energy policy

A PhD pilot study at BEIS. The following video covers the results of Laurent Lioté’s fieldwork at BEIS from January to May 2021. Through ethnographic research and analytical methods, he looks at how engineering advice and modelling insights are deployed in energy policy practice. The presentation concludes by looking at how these results fit and …

Science vs. engineering for policy: What is the difference?

As part of my PhD research, I’ve had the opportunity to interview a number of Civil Service engineers  whose role is to advise policy analysts on technical questions. An interesting finding of this emerging work concerns  the difference between science and engineering for policy.  For many people outside of the two fields, engineering and science …

Engineering advice in academia: where are we at?

One of the impetus for creating this network was to highlight the roles engineers play in the policy process, roles not always discussed in government or industry practice. This blog post looks to academia: has the use of engineering advice in policy making ever been an object of academic study?  A 2020 article by UCL’s …