Science and Policy – Lessons from COVID-19

Block 3: Impact of the Pandemic

Dr. Chris Tyler

Dr. Chris Tyler is Director of Research and Policy in University College London’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP), where he leads STEaPP’s research and policy programming and explores how policy makers use scientific evidence, particularly within legislatures. Prior to joining STEaPP, Chris spent five years as Director of the UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and before that was the first Executive Director of the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge. Chris has a degree in anthropology from the University of Durham and a PhD in biological anthropology from the University of Cambridge. He sits on the Board of the Campaign for Social Science and the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute.