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Dr Karen Scott

Research Interests

  • The Politics of Knowledge, Evidence and Policy/ Policy Evaluation
  • The Politics of Wellbeing /The Good Life
  • The links between Sustainable Development and Wellbeing
  • Wellbeing in Rural Areas
  • The Politics of Pollination /social science of pollination 

Current projects

  • ESRC Centre for Evaluating Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN). Working with government departments and agencies with responsibility for NEXUS related policy (Defra, DECC, FSA and EA) to improve policy evaluation. (2015-2019) 
  • Defra Policy Evaluation Fellowship. Working with Defra Strategic Evidence and Analysis Team in Noble House, London to help policy professionals to improve their use of evaluation in policy processes. (2015-2016). 
  • The Impact on Young People of Public Sector Changes in Rural Areas. (2016-2017). With Mark Shucksmith (PI) and Niki Black at The Institute for Social Renewal, Newcastle University. 
  • ESRC seminar series The Politics of Wellbeing, with Professor Ian Bache, Sheffield University and New Economics Foundation. (2013-2015). Currently producing outputs from this series