Robin W. Grimes

Robin W. Grimes is the chief scientific adviser to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Science Diplomacy: A Pragmatic Perspective from the Inside

As the significance of science diplomacy grows, ministries and international agencies will have to consider their respective functions and the scope of needed interactions between two very different domains: diplomacy and science.  


Providing International Science Advice: Challenges and Checklists

This article focuses on a particular aspect of science advice: namely when foreign governments or institutions request science advice informally.


The Newton Fund: Science and Innovation for Development and Diplomacy

By Robin W. Grimes and Claire McNulty - 12/30/2016

A new program between the U.K. and 16 partner countries aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity by investing in individual researchers and scientific collaborations that address the needs of partner nations.


The UK Response to Fukushima and Anglo-Japanese Relations

The UK government’s response to the March 2011 nuclear accident in Japan relied on scientific advice and communication, and it demonstrated the central role of science advisory systems and benefited the broader bilateral relationship.

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