Bright spots at the science-policy-practice interface – what makes a success story?

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This workshop is the 3rd in a series of workshops the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) are convening on Science-Policy Challenges in Polar Conservation and Management.


Workshop 3: Bright spots at the science-policy-practice interface – what makes a success story?


Date: Monday 18th November 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue: The David Attenborough Building, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, Main Seminar Room

The workshop will bring together experts and practitioners from the NGO, science and policy sectors to highlight “bright spots” in conservation (i.e. examples where science has demonstrably influenced policy and practice) and to explore what made them a success.

An expert panel will include:

  • Dr Simon Brockington (Defra) – Panel Chair – ‘Connecting Science to Policy – a civil service perspective
  • Gayle Burgess (TRAFFIC, Society for Environment and Institution of Environmental Sciences) – ‘Behaviour change for Biodiversity conservation
  • Stephanie Good (University of Exeter) – ‘Best Practice in Managing Seabird Bycatch: Regulatory and Incentive-based Approaches’
  • Dr Susie Grant (British Antarctic Survey) – ‘The South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area – using science to inform conservation and management
  • Edward Pollard (The Biodiversity Consultancy) – ‘Impacts and metrics. Use of science to drive positive biodiversity outcomes in the extractive industries

There will be opportunities for discussion and networking with the aim of linking experts within the Cambridge academic and conservation communities.


This event is free to attend but registration is essential due to the capacity of the room – please register here to participate.


For further information on the workshop series please contact:

Rachel Cavanagh ( or Susie Grant (