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A rough guide to science advice – The Guardian

John Kerr posted in on August 28th, 2014.

Below is an excerpt from a Guardian article published ahead of the Science Advice to Governments summit which gets underway today in Auckland as part of World Science Week (read in full here) A rough guide to science advice As scientists and policymakers gather in Auckland for a global summit on scientific advice, what lessons […]

Sir Peter Gluckman on science and policy

John Kerr posted in on August 25th, 2014.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, is this week hosting and chairing the Science Advice to Governments conference in Auckland as part of World Science Week. The meeting brings together Science Advisors and Science Advisory Committees from around the world to discuss their role in creating science-informed policy. Ahead of the meeting, […]

Gluckman on science advice to government

John Kerr posted in on March 13th, 2014.

In an article in this week’s issue of Nature, titled ‘The art of science advice to government‘, Sir Peter Gluckman, New Zealand’s chief science adviser, offers his ten principles for building trust, influence, engagement and independence. An excerpt: In 2009, I was appointed as the first science adviser to the Prime Minister of New Zealand. […]

‘Beyond the limits’ Freshwater scientists speak out

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 3rd, 2012.

Is current intensification of land use damaging our waterways beyond repair?  Deteriorating water quality and arguments over access to water resources have been in the headlines a lot this year. Scientists speaking out about clean water and water resource issues have attracted significant attention, not all of it positive. Meanwhile water and land issues remain unresolved, with tensions […]

Profiling Sir Peter Gluckman – Fairfax

John Kerr posted in on December 3rd, 2012.

Writing for Fairfax NZ News, Anthony Hubbard profiles Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. An excerpt (read in full here): Of a scientific persuasion The life of the Government’s top scientist is full of trouble. Take the problem of alcohol. Sir Peter Gluckman published a huge report on adolescence which included […]

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