How POST works

A Parliamentary Board guides POST's choice of subjects. Our team of highly qualified advisers conduct analyses, drawing on a wide range of external expertise. All reports and POSTnotes are externally peer reviewed, and scrutinised by the Board before publication.

POST's work falls into four areas. Recent themes include:

Biological Sciences and Health

  • Human genetics

  • Reproductive technologies

  • Public health

Physical Sciences, IT and Communications

  • Digital convergence

  • Nuclear energy

  • Space exploration

Environment and Energy

  • Energy policy

  • Climate change

  • Biodiversity

Science Policy

  • Science education

  • Science and society

  • Research funding