What is the most important factor for knowledge transfer between science and policy?

Susan Owens, Professor of Environment and Policy, answers this question.

- We need to move away from our old linear, rational concepts of the way in which knowledge influences policy.

About Susan Owens
About Susan Owens Susan Owens is Professor of Environment and Policy and Fellow of Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2008 and 2009 she holds the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor in Environmental Studies, shared between the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

Owens has researched and published widely on environmental issues and policy processes, and on interpretations of sustainable development in theory and practice, particularly in the context of land use and environmental planning. She has been a member of the standing Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, UK, since 1998.

She was awarded an OBE for services to sustainable development in 1998 and in 2000 received the Royal Geographical Society´s ‘Back´ Award for contributions to research and policy formulation in this field.

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