These case studies show what the second cohort of Royal Society Policy Associates learned and achieved during their secondments in government departments.
Professor Thomas Kitching is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Space and Climate Physics at University College London. He undertook his secondment at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where he worked under the supervision of Colin Armstrong, Deputy Head of the Global Economic Issues Department and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser.
At the FCO, he contributed to a wide variety of projects of relevance to UK’s foreign policy.
Read his key lessons from his experience at the FCO in a post In Verba, the Royal Society's science policy blog.
Dr Marina Antoniou is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow and Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Warwick.
She is currently on secondment in the Chief Scientific Adviser Team at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy where she works on clean energy policy and international cooperation.