Lancaster academics speak at Parliamentary events

17 April 2018 16:23
Linda Hendry, Kerry McCarthy MP and Gail Orton

Academics from LEC and LUMS have recently showcased their respective research to parliamentarians, business leaders and fellow academics at high profile events in Parliament.

The Management School’s Professor Linda Hendry presented at a breakfast meeting focussing on her research around the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s farming supply chain.

Professor Hendry said: “The IPT event was a fantastic opportunity to bring my research to politicians and private sector business representatives related to the food and farming sector.”

In addition, LEC's Professor Barbara Maher was speaker at a dinner event in the House of Commons where she presented her research on air quality and the impact of particulate pollution including possible links with dementia.

The events were organised as part of the University’s relationship with the Industry and Parliament Trust, a non-partisan charity that aims to aid mutual understanding between parliamentarians, business leaders and academics.

Events are either dinner or breakfast roundtables and take place in the Houses of Parliament.  Presentations by academics are followed by discussions to explore the subjects in more detail. Events typically attract strong attendance from MPs and Lords, including Select Committee members, and are beneficial increasing their understanding of a particular subject. 

You can find out more about Professor Linda Hendry's talk on her blog post, From Farm to Fork: The UK’s Food and Farming Future Post-Brexit, which is available now on the IPT website.

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