When can you engage with policymaking?
You can engage with policymaking at any time during your research or at any stage in the policymaking process. You can engage multiple times, with multiple policy shapers.
As one potential pathway to impact, it can useful to think about affecting, critiquing, or contributing evidence while your research is ongoing.
Before you engage with policy makers and policymaking, you need to identify where your research can make a difference.
- What policy areas are the most appropriate for your research?
- Where can your research make or shape policy?
- Who does it ‘speak’ to?
- Are you reactive or proactive?