Contributing to the POST work programme

To produce POSTnotes, advisers and fellows talk to a variety of stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and the third sector. These experts help us identify important themes, point us in the direction of critical literature, and even help us peer-review the final reports.

To contribute with literature, expertise or as a peer-reviewer, please click below on the scope of the topic you are interested in.

New additions to the work programme

The POST board approved 4 new POSTnotes in October 2022.

Other work in production

Beyond the new additions to our work programme, there are several ongoing publications that we are still working on. Click on the scopes below for more detail and information on work timelines.

  • Nuclear energy in the UK

    This POSTnote will consider the current plans for building new nuclear plant in the UK and the potential of delivering the Government's ambitions in this sector.

  • Long duration energy storage

    This POSTnote will assess the various types of long duration energy storage currently being developed and their potential to contribute to the UK’s net zero goal.

  • Biomass energy

    This POSTnote will consider the sustainability of biomass crop feedstocks grown in the UK, and the land use and other challenges that may arise.

  • Urban Outdoor Air quality

    This POSTnote will summarise the evidence for different measures to mitigate emissions from different sources of air pollution

  • Hypersonic missiles

    This POSTnote will explain what hypersonic missiles are, the technical challenges to developing them, and summarise publicly available information about nations’ current capabilities.

  • Energy security

    This POSTnote will focus on the technical issues that will affect the security of the UK's energy system in the short to medium term.

  • Automation in military operations

    This POSTnote will provide an overview of current and future military applications of automation and AI, and the technical, legal, ethical and societal issues associated with this.

  • Cyber warfare

    This POSTnote will look at the potential threats that cyber presents to UK national security and the steps being taken by Government, industry and other stakeholders to mitigate these.

  • Invisible disabilities

    20 to 21% of adults in the UK report having a disability. Many disabilities cannot be observed physically. This POSTnote will review current employment rights and potential future adjustments for people with disabilities.

View entire POST work programme

How to contribute as an expert

Are you an expert working in industry, academia or government? Find out how you can contribute to POST's research.