Nancy Cartwright is a Professor of Philosophy at Durham University and a Distinguished Professor at the University of California in the United States (US). At Durham, she is also co-Director of the Centre for Humanities engaging Science and Society. Her research interests include philosophy and the history of science (especially physics and economics). Professor Cartwright has worked extensively in modelling, causal inference, causal powers, and objectivity, evidence, especially for evidence-based policy (EBP) and the philosophy of social technology. For the project 'Knowledge for Use' (K4U), her current work investigates how to use scientific research results for better policies. She has worked with others on projects in education, child protection and international development.