Luís Lacerda

Luís Miguel Lacerda is a Policy Adviser at the Policy Impact Unit (a part of the University College London (UCL) Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy department) where he works to increase the use of research produced within UCL in the policymaking process. Luís has a strong academic background including experience as a Research Associate in Pediatric Clinical Neuroimaging at University College London and a PhD in Neuroimaging from King’s College London. He shares an interest and experience in public engagement and new educational methodologies in both science and medicine. As a complement to his academic activity, from 2017 to 2019 he led the Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the UK (PARSUK) to create the first Scientific Advisory Board in a Portuguese Embassy. Finally, following that experience he continued to serve as the secretary of PARSUK’s scientific advisory board and in parallel organised a series of knowledge exchange events on science diplomacy which were summarised in a report entitled “Developing science advice at the Embassy of Portugal in the United Kingdom”.