Climate Justice and its role in policy for infrastructure planning

We welcome views from others and so are creating a guest blog series. Please get in touch with us if you would like to write a guest blog.  This is the first in a series of guest blogs from students of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy Masters at University College London. The students …

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 …

Engineers in Leadership: Talking with Alison Baptiste, CBE

Engineering in Policy teamed up with the Government Science and Engineering Profession to interview Alison Baptiste, CBE, about being an engineer in a leadership role in government.  Alison is Director of Public and Security Services at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. She is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. …

Thinking in Systems: what does it mean for engineering in policy?

The Engineering in Policy Network met with Shabana Haque from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Adam Cooper from University College London and Louise Dunsby from the Cabinet Office to discuss the role of systems approaches in the policy process and how these approaches mirror the benefits that an engineering mindset can bring to policy problems.  …

What does an engineering mindset bring to policy making?

The Engineering in Policy network asked this question to engineers and those with an interest in engineering. We hoped that we could prompt a conversation about the importance of having engineers in the room at key points in the policy life-cycle. But the responses we received go beyond just practical issues and start outlining the professional identity …

Built environment policy and engineers

Isabel Dedring is Arup’s Global Transport Leader and London’s former Deputy Mayor for Transport. The Engineering in Policy network got her thoughts on the role of engineers in built environment policy, and the value engineers bring.  What role do you think that engineers can play in built environment policy? Contact us at info@engineeringinpolicy.org.uk with your …

What is the role engineers play in policy?

As engineers, we are involved in every aspect of daily life. We build cities, design software, create food, make cars and keep our critical infrastructure running smoothly. It is a broad portfolio of responsibilities, but at the core of what we do is solving problems. Right now, the world faces some of the greatest problems …

Welcome to Engineering in Policy

Engineering in Policy is a network for all who are interested in the role that engineers and engineering approaches can play in government and policy making. Engineering in Policy will: create a community who benefit from each other’s experience collect and share knowledge to strengthen links between engineering and policy disciplines raise awareness of the …