POST work

This section lists ongoing and future projects approved by the POST Board. To view the full scopes of the projects below, as well as provisional start dates and contact details of the team member leading each project, please click through to the appropriate section.

Biology and health

In production

  • Alternatives to plastic food packaging
  • Causes of obesity
  • Climate change and vector-borne disease
  • Outward medical tourism

Scheduled

  • Blockchain technology in the food chain
  • Industry influence on public health policy
  • Regulating germline therapies
  • Researching gambling

Energy and environment

In production

  • Adaptation and mitigation in agriculture
  • Assessing and restoring soil microbiomes
  • Climate change and fisheries
  • Climate change and wildfire frequency
  • Developments in wind power
  • Environmental gain
  • Food waste
  • Natural hazard risk assessment

Scheduled

  • Heat networks
  • Insect population decline

Physical sciences and ICT

In production

  • Online safety education for young people
  • Civilian drones
  • Critical materials

Scheduled

  • Critical materials
  • Key EU space programmes

Social sciences

In production

  • Approaches to reducing violent crime, focusing on early interventions
  • Integrating health and social care
  • Research glossary

Scheduled

  • Improving eyewitness testimony

Contact POST

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Houses of Parliament
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA

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