James Wilsdon, director of the Nexus Network recently wrote an article on the Nexus Network for Funding Insight, a Research Professional service, helping academics write better funding proposals.
In the article James talks about the background to the Nexus and the importance of social science in this; outlines ESRC interest in Nexus issues and talks about some of the planned activities of the Network.
James Wilsdon, director of the Nexus Network says,
We aim to create regular opportunities for dialogue through regular workshops on nexus themes. Over the next year, we’ll also develop a suite of methods, tools and briefing papers as a resource for research, policy and practitioner communities. And we want to act as a UK hub for nexus-related debates, and build links between the UK community and nexus-related initiatives at the international level. Whether you are a social or natural scientist, or work on environment, energy or food policy inside government, business or an NGO, I’d encourage you to get involved in helping us to shape this important and fast-moving agenda.
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James Wilsdon is professor of science and democracy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, director of the Nexus Network and chair of the Campaign for Social Science (twitter @jameswilsdon).
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