In the FST podcast, weekly one to one interviews allow a more in depth discussion of both topics being explored in Foundation events, and one-off discussions with senior figures across science, research, technology and innovation. It's available here, and can also be accessed on the main podcast hosting platforms.
We would welcome ideas for potential podcast topics or interviewees - please contact Gavin Costigan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In this podcast, Stephanie Smith, Head of Policy for Research & International, Russell Group, discusses UK research policy, levelling up R&D expenditure, and the contribution of the UK research to tackling coronavirus.
In this podcast, Lizzie Crowley, Senior Skills Advisor, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), discusses workplace skills and how they are changing, including human skills and life long learning.
In this podcast, Professor Gerry McKenna, Senior Vice-President, Royal Irish Academy, discusses R&D in Northern Ireland, including levelling up and the R&D roadmap, and EU Structural funds and implications of Brexit.
In this podcast, Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Function Council, discusses the implications for research in Scotland of UK Government’s R&D Roadmap and the co-ordination between Scottish and UK Governments.
In this podcast, Professor Richard Jones, Professor of Materials Physics and Innovation Policy at the University of Manchester discusses the variation of R&D intensity across the UK and the link between R&D and economic performance.
In this podcast, Dr Michael Short, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade discusses the role of science and evidence in international trade. Including DIT’s “Areas of Research Interest”, what makes a good trade agreement, and trade and the environment.
In this podcast, Professor Judith Petts CBE, University of Plymouth Vice-Chancellor, discusses preparing for the new academic year in times of Covid – including arrangements for teaching and learning, student wellbeing and the effect of the A-Level exam issues.
Tom McNeil, Strategic Advisor to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, discusses the use of Artificial Intelligence in policing. Including how accurate AI technologies are and how an Ethics Committee works in advising on new AI police projects.