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Podcast: Adolescent Health Report Launch

John Kerr posted in on June 1st, 2011.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, today released a comprehensive report on the health and social issues faced by New Zealand’s teenagers. The Prime Minister last year asked his Sir Peter Gluckman to explore the factors underlying adolescent behaviour and to indicate where there may be evidence-based opportunities for changes to policy […]

Colin James on evidence-based policy

John Kerr posted in on May 30th, 2011.

Writing his final column for the  Dominion Post, Colin James examines some recent and upcoming situations that highlight a potential shift in government away from “kick-and-punch personality politics” and towards policy with a more scientific basis. An excerpt (read in full here): Science or old politics: a test for John Key On Wednesday, two reports […]

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