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Centres of Expertise-SEFARI COP26 University of Glasgow Sessions: Leading Ideas for Better Lives

Knowledge Exchange and Impact – A Workshop for Students and Early Career Researchers

10:00 - 11:00  9th November 2021 

Dr Michelle Wilson-Chalmers, SEFARI Gateway; Anne-Marte Bergseng, ClimateXChange

Fore Hall, Gilbert Scott Building, G12 8QQ

The Scottish Government’s Centres of Expertise (CoE) work at the interface between policy and research and provide responsive work in areas of high policy importance: climate change, animal disease outbreaks, plant health, water, knowledge exchange and impact. Aimed at those starting out in research, this session will provide practical tips and advice for interacting and effectively communicating science, evidence, and expertise with different audiences. The workshop will have a particular focus on engaging with policymakers and working with the audience as a partner. It will also explore impact, what it means and the different forms it can take.

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Event title: Knowledge Exchange: Lessons from High Impact Research – the Scottish Centres of Expertise Model

12:00 - 13:30 9th November 2021

Panel Session. Chair - Professor Lorna Dawson, SEFARI Gateway

Fore Hall, Gilbert Scott Building, G12 8QQ

The Scottish Government’s Centres of Expertise (CoE) work at the interface between policy and research and provide responsive work in areas of high policy importance drawing upon the expertise of the researchers of the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI), universities, government agencies and research organisations across Scotland.

The panel will include representatives from all the current Centres, SEFARI Gateway and RESAS and we will discuss how the different approaches taken have had real impact with different stakeholders, considering examples of where Scotland continues to play an important role in providing solutions to the global climate challenge.

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Vectors and their impact on plant, animal, and human disease

15:00 - 16:00 9th November 2021

Professor Dominic Mellor, EPIC and Professor Ian Toth, PHC

Fore Hall, Gilbert Scott Building

The Scottish Government’s Centres of Expertise (CoE) work at the interface between policy and research and provide responsive work in areas of high policy importance: climate change, animal disease outbreaks, plant health, water, knowledge exchange and impact.
This session will explore changing animal, plant and zoonotic (diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans) disease threats and climate change. The focus will be on vectors (organisms that transmit a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another) and the diseases they carry, looking at emerging trends and engagement and communication with stakeholders.

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