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Launch of UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD)

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Launch Evening

5.30pm to 7.30pm, Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Launch of UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD)
Supporting social scientists across the disciplinary spectrum at UCL 
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1,Basement, Cruciform Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Join us to formally launch UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD) and learn more about our activities to date and plans for the future.  This will be an ideal opportunity for UCL researchers to discover how our Domain can support them and facilitate new cross-disciplinary collaborations.  There will be contributions from senior representatives from major research funding bodies who will discuss the role of cross-disciplinarity in their strategic priorities.

We are delighted that James Wilsdon (former Chair, Campaign for Social Science , Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement at the University of Sheffield and programme leader at the Centre for Global Higher Education, IoE, UCL) has agreed to deliver a keynote speech “Brokers and boundary-spanners: the changing role of the social sciences in the UK research landscape”.  He will reflect on some of the opportunities and uncertainties for social science being created by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund, Brexit and other major shifts in the UK research environment.

Professor David Price, Vice Provost Research at UCL will talk about the importance of cross-disciplinary research in addressing global, societal challenges and UCL’s strong support for the CSSD.

The evening will also include a presentation by Dr Nicholas Firth (Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL Computer Science) who is co-leading the project Can the Amazon Echo be used in the home to help those living with dementia? with Professor Mary Sullivan, Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology.  This project was supported by CSSD’s 2016-17 Social Science Plus funding scheme which supports innovative research collaborations between social scientists and engineers, scientists and researchers from across UCL.