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Parliament for Researchers: exploring select committee evidence

This training session explores how select committees use research findings and expertise as evidence, and how you as a researcher can engage.  It also covers the role of committee specialist advisors.

This is a recording of an online training session, delivered on 9th June 2021 by UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit 54 mins 16 secs long

This training session is aimed at academic researchers and focuses on practical information and advice.  The chair is Naomi Saint, Knowledge Exchange Manager, UK Parliament.  The expert speakers are George James (Committee Specialist, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, House of Commons), Alex McMillan (Committee Clerk, House of Lords) and Janet Veitch (Specialist Adviser, Women and Equalities Committee, House of Commons).

Please note that during some short parts of the video, the audio is out of sync with the picture. This is due to connection issues at the time of recording. The audio will sync with the video again after a short period if you continue watching.

You can also access other training sessions from UK Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit, including 'Parliament for Researchers: how to work with select committees'.

Training resources

Introductory videos about Parliament

You may find these short videos useful before watching the training session, to refresh your knowledge on the structure and role of the UK Parliament, and the work of select committees.

Useful links

The links below accompany information presented in the training session.