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Professor Deborah Gill from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine and Dr Luke Jostins-Dean from the Kennedy Institute at the University of Oxford swap a lab coat for legislation at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.

The week (which ran from 26 - 30 November) is part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science, with support from the Government Science & Engineering (GSE) profession.  As well as attending seminars and panel discussions about how evidence is used in policy making, the two researchers also attended a mock Select Committee.

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Professor Deborah Gill in Westminster as part of Royal Society pairing scheme

Dr Luke Jostins in Parliament with Royal Society pairing scheme

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