Cambridge Policy Labs is a ‘virtual’ initiative to explore and experiment with deliberative public policy formation.

We currently have three main themes to our activities:

  • EXPERIMENTING with online Policy Labs
  • EXPLORING engagement between academics and policymakers
  • EXPLORING and mapping non-academic ‘professional social inquiry’ and Think Tanks

For more on our Policy Labs see here Cambridge Policy Labs Approach

Our work on Policy Labs has evolved over a decade or so as can be seen from some of the work mentioned on this site.

CAMBRIDGE POLICY LABS is also a research, advice and practice service to help bridge the gaps between policymakers, practitioners and academics.

We have expertise and experience of various forms of engagement including:

  • Policy Labs – online, secure, deliberation spaces
  • Establishing Public Policy Blogsites and other social media presence (including technical support).
  • Giving adviceto Policymakers in Parliament, Government and public agencies
  • Turning research results into Policy Briefings
  • Conducting research projects
  • Researching the needs of Policymakers and Academics
  • Organizing policy conferences, seminars and ‘Chatham House’ rule events
  • Designing and implementing development programs for Policymakers
  • Dealing with the media and publishing on professional platforms

And much, much more.

We have worked for a variety of government, public and not-for-profit organisations.

Dr Carole Talbot, Prof. Colin Talbot and associates

If you want to contact us please email:
ct541@cam.ac.uk (Colin)
ct546@cam.ac.uk (Carole)


Cambridge Policy Labs is owned and run by ENGAGE Public Policy Ltd | Company Registration: 10888042 | United Kingdom