Below are links to public policy related teaching, research and outreach across the University of Cambridge. The list is not exhaustive and if there are activities that should be included here please email Finbarr Livesey ( to have them added.

Behaviour and Health Research Unit

Research at the Behviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU) focuses on the emotional, cognitive, and behavioural responses to health risk information, and the effectiveness and acceptability of population and individual-level interventions to change behaviour.

Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation

The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research investigates and advises on paths forward to reduce the risks of climate change and improve sustainability while allowing for a vibrant global economy.

Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL)

The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) is an institution within the School of Technology of the University of Cambridge and is dedicated to working with leaders from business, government and civil society on the critical global challenges.

Centre for Governance and Human Rights

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights, draws together experts, practitioners and policymakers from Cambridge University and beyond to think critically and innovatively about pressing governance and human rights issues throughout the world.

Centre for Rising Powers

The Centre for Rising Powers launched in May 2011. Its core area of research focuses on a theoretical and empirical puzzle: how do new powers rise, how might they be accommodated, and what impact do these interactions generate on systemic stability.

Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge

The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge promotes relationships between policy professionals and experts in the sciences and engineering.

Conservation Science Group (CSG)

The Conservation Science Group (CSG) focusses on two broad questions, what are the key threats to wild nature, and what are the main actions needed to reverse this decline.


Economics in the Public Sphere since 1945 is a multidisciplinary research project, funded by the European Research Council, based at the Department for the History and Philosophy of Science. Its research strands address the ways in which economic knowledge has been created and disseminated in both post-war Europe and the Americas.

History and Public Policy

The History and Public Policy research group has a particular focus on comparative demographic, social and economic change.

The Churchill Archives Centre

The Churchill Archives Centre was purpose-built in 1973 to house Sir Winston Churchill’s Papers – some 3000 boxes of letters and documents ranging from his first childhood letters, via his great war-time speeches, to the writings which earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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