National Museum Cardiff, 26th June 2019
We’ll be gathering together with researchers, policy makers and environmental professionals from across Wales for the official launch of this exciting new project.
Vitae will be kicking off the day with a workshop for early career researchers focused on engagement with policy makers. The workshop will look at how to address the language and cultural barriers between researchers and evidence users and how to maximise your impact. This will be followed by presentations from the workshop participants to showcase the breadth of environment research in Wales.
Our early evening reception is invitation only and will include talks from Prof Ian Boyd – Chief Scientific advisor to DEFRA, Claire Pillman – Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales and Andrew Slade – Director General, Economy Skills and Natural Resources, Welsh Government.
We’ll finish the day with a public lecture by researcher and BBC presenter Prof Iain Stewart. Iain is Professor of Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University. What that really means is that he is a geologist that spends much of his time writing and talking about our planet – how it works, its volatile history and what all that means for those living on it.