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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

New publication - ‘Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better’

(8 January 2013)

Former IAS Fellow, Professor Nancy Cartwright (Dept. of Philosophy, Durham University and at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)) has recently published ‘Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better’, Oxford University Press, 2012. (Additional information).

Professor Cartwright’s research interests include philosophy and history of science (especially physics and economics), causal inference and objectivity and evidence, especially on evidence-based policy. She is currently involved in a number of interrelated research projects at LSE: 'Evidence for Use' (funded by the British Academy) and 'Choices of Evidence: tacit philosophical assumptions in debates on evidence-based practice in children's welfare services', with Eleonora Montuschi and Eileen Munro (funded by the AHRC), both at the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, and a project on Modelling Mitigation, at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.