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Prof Catherine Lyall

Personal Chair of Science and Public Policy

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, University of Edinburgh
Master of Social Science, University of Sussex
The 1993 White paper on science and technology: realising our potential or missed opportunity?
Bachelor of Science, University of Aberdeen


Catherine Lyall is an experienced science policy researcher and evaluator of knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary research activities.  Her research seeks to advance an understanding of problems of science and technology policy formation and strategic decision-making by adopting interdisciplinary and practitioner-based perspectives.  Her research and professional interests span:
  • policy issues related to the governance of science, technology, innovation and knowledge systems
  • the promotion and management of interdisciplinary research - for further details go to wiki
  • research evaluation and the assessment of research impact
She has acted as a consultant to a number of public bodies including the ESRC, the Higher Education Academy, Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Executive, European Commission, and the League of European Research Universities. 

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