Huppert to go back to the science lab for MP pairing scheme
MP Julian Huppert is to return to the science lab to learn more about cyber security as part of a scheme to pair MPs with scientists.
He will join Dr Jatinder Singh, a Senior Researcher at Cambridge University’s St John’s College.
The Royal Society’s MP-Scientist pairing scheme aims to build bridges between parliamentarians and some of the best scientists in the UK. It is an opportunity for MPs to become better informed about science issues and for scientists to understand how they can influence science policy.
Over 200 pairs of scientists and MPs have taken part in the scheme since it was launched in 2001.
Dr Singh will join Julian in Westminster this morning (Monday, December 2) for a four day visit. And in the New Year Julian will spend time with Dr Singh in the science lab.
Julian said: “This initiative helps MPs and scientists to have a greater understanding of each other’s roles. This is vitally important so that scientists can help MPs to be better informed and that in turn, helps them to make evidence-based decisions.
“It also gives scientists a greater understanding of how Parliament works, the different stages of the law-making process and how their research can inform that process.”