What’s it like to engage with Parliament as a researcher?

UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU) supports the exchange of information and expertise between researchers and the UK Parliament.  They have recently published six new interviews with researchers who have worked with the UK Parliament in various ways, each speaking about how they got involved, their experience, and their advice for other researchers interested in engaging with Parliament.

Who has been interviewed, and how did they work with Parliament?

  • Nicole Kennard, PhD Researcher, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield: completing a PhD fellowship in POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology). 
    • Nicole’s fellowship was funded by Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
  • Dr Alisha Ali, Associate Professor, Sheffield Hallam University: engaging with a House of Commons select committee. 
  • Dr Ems Lord, Research Fellow and Director of NRICH, University of Cambridge: engaging with an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). 
  • Dr Gbemi Oluleye, Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Imperial College London: experience of engaging with an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). 
  • Dr Seema Patel, Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University: engaging with a House of Lords select committee. 
  • Professor Simeon Yates, Professor of Digital Culture, University of Liverpool: engaging with parliamentary select committees and POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology). 

Read their interviews here: https://www.parliament.uk/academic-stories/

Find out more about the UK Parliament KEU:

The KEU’s web hub for researchers contains a range of resources for engaging with Parliament as a researcher, including information on how to stay up to date on opportunities to engage, first steps to engaging with UK Parliament, and ‘how to’ guides.  

For more information about engaging with UK Parliament as a researcher, contact the Knowledge Exchange Unit.