Sealey Associates

Case Study - CAPE

Higher Education Innovation and Collaboration

Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement

Sealey Associates is working with the Evidence and Experimentation team at Nesta, who are responsible for the design and delivery of Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE)’s learning programmes for academics and policymakers. Sealey Associates is supporting Nesta in the development of their two training workstreams: Training for Policy Professionals and Training for University Partners.

The £4 million Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) project is a partnership between UCL and the universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Northumbria and Nottingham, in collaboration with the Government Office for Science, the Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology, Nesta, and the Transforming Evidence Hub. Funded by Research England, it has been created to support effective and sustained engagement between academics and policy professionals in different geographical and policy contexts across England, enabling greater understanding and cooperation between universities, national government, Parliament and regional and local authorities.

“Bridget has been instrumental in helping us to capture the unique needs of learners around evidence use and academic engagement capability as part of the CAPE training programme. Her flexibility, attention to detail, and in-depth knowledge of a breadth of methods and knowledge exchange mechanisms have proven invaluable to this project!"
Kuranda Morgan
Evidence Lead, Nesta