Dr Clare Taylor, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences, was an invited panel member for the event 'Too much evidence or not enough?' organised by Society for Applied Microbiology and Sense About Science as part of the first ever Evidence Week at UK Parliament. Dr Taylor was joined by Elaine Williams (Research Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre) and Juliet Tizzard (Director of Policy at the Health Research Authority). The discussion featured funding, accessibility, and transparency of health research, in addition to engagement with public and policy audiences on hot topics including drug-resistant infections and vaccines.
The first of its kind, Evidence Week will run from 25th to 28th June 2018 and will bring together MPs, peers, parliamentary services and people from all walks of life across the UK to talk about why evidence matters. We will be highlighting the role of the House of Commons Library and POST and sharing insights into the work of parliamentarians in seeking and scrutinising evidence.