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Bringing People Into Policy-Making

28 May 2020, 16:00-17:00 (Online)

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Policies fail if they don’t connect with the people they are meant to serve.

This is often linked to an inherent flaw or missed opportunity within the design of the policy itself, a lack of understanding of environmental, social and financial contexts or the failure to understand and include the very people affected by these decisions, which can in turn lead to feelings of inequality, disenfranchisement, stigma and populism.

The panel for this event features:

  • John Amaechi OBE (Founder and Chief Executive APS)
  • Kathryn Scott (DIrector of Policy, BPS)
  • Matthew Taylor CBE (Chief Executive of the RSA)

Chaired by Saskia Perriard-Abdoh,this discussion aims to look at how we can bring people into the policy-making process, the psychological underpinnings for doing so, along with a conversation regarding how this could be done practically.

    This lecture is part of our ongoing "Psychological Government Programme".

    How to Register

    Registration is now open and available online only.

    This event is free to attend and open to all.

    In order to register for the event, you will need to sign in using your BPS log in details. If you are not a returning customer, you will need to create an account.


    Have a query?

    Contact [email protected] 

    Please note the Society will be closed from Friday 22 May 17:00 to Wednesday 27 May 09:00 for the Bank Holiday. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. 

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