Planned work

POST carries out horizon-scanning to anticipate issues of science and technology that are likely to impact on policy.

At Board meetings, POST advisers present a shortlist of topics for discussion. The following projects were approved by the POST board but work has not yet started. If you would like to contribute or find out more at this stage please email us.

Biological sciences and health

  • Influence of industry on public health policy
  • Links of antimicrobial use in animals and antimicrobial resistance in human pathogens
  • Outward medical tourism

Environment and energy

  • Mitigation and adaptation in agriculture
  • Assessing and restoring soil microbiomes
  • Environmental gain

Physical sciences and ICT

  • Cyber security of consumer products

Social sciences

  • Approaches to reducing violent crime, focusing on early interventions

Related information

POST's work programme is determined by a parliamentary Board, which meets quarterly.

If you have any ideas for topics POST should cover in the future, please contact one of our advisers.

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