Physical sciences and ICT

This section looks at developments in the physical sciences and their implications for policymakers, focusing on topics related to information communications technology, defence and security. Advisers in this section have recently looked at issues such as the darknet, broadband infrastructure and big data.

Social Media and Access to Information

This POSTnote will explore how people in the UK use social media sites and Internet search engines to access information.

Meet the advisers

Lydia Harriss

Lydia has a doctorate in biophysics from the University of Oxford. Before joining POST she worked as a Graduate Trainee for the Wellcome Trust, which included taking on diverse roles across communications, education, Wellcome Collection (exhibitions and events) and investments.