Media Pack

The Academy of Social Sciences’ Campaign for Social Science launched in 2011. We raise the profile of social science in the public, press and parliaments. Our activities include advising policymakers, responding to requests for expert comment, organising events, promoting social science in the media and monitoring the health of social science in the UK.

Social Science Experts

We have a a database of experts available to give quick media comment on social science issues ranging from fake news through to terrorism, the economy, health, politics, education, development, gender, family, globalisation, religion, work and more. To locate an expert or to get in touch with the Campaign, please contact:

Media Contact

Alessandro Lanuto
Communications Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7682 4663 or out of hours +44 (0) 7584 075 625

Press Releases

Child obesity is “national scandal”, says Chair of NHS England

‘Common sense flaw’ has led to major public health failures

Brexit impact on universities could damage economy, report says

Higher Education representative needed at Brexit negotiating table, say Academy and Campaign

UK social science will be dealt a serious blow by Brexit

Academy calls for detailed parliamentary scrutiny of Higher Education and Research Bill

Leave – Academy publishes new briefing for UK social science in response to referendum vote

Social Science research improves quality of life and care for people with dementia

The Campaign responds to the 2015 Spending Review

Nurse Review – Response from the Academy and its Campaign

New appointments boost the Campaign for Social Science

Campaign welcomes new Shadow Science and Universities Ministers

Academy secretariat to move

Academy joins other leading institutions in Climate Communique, calls for governments to act now

Social scientists urge 10 per cent uplift in budget for science and innovation

Unsuccessful soccer club managers are now three times more likely to be sacked than in 1950s

Campaign promotes important social science research to the national media

Major report will set out the value of social science to UK

Sir Ivor Crewe appointed next President of the Academy of Social Sciences

Muggings more than double in London after dark

Campaign promotes research on crime

Social science graduates more likely to be in work than other graduates, report says

Professor James Wilsdon appointed as new Chair of the Campaign for Social Science

Children’s cognitive abilities relatively unaffected by having working mothers, latest analysis shows

What Works National Advisor is one more step to restoring Chief Social Scientist post, says Campaign

Campaign to hold a roadshow at the University of Exeter

Campaign to hold roadshow at London Met University

Social science has “vital role” in Scots’ referendum

Campaign to hold Salford regional roadshow

Campaign issues appeal for help

Major conference on implementing Finch open access review is organised

Campaign to hold Glasgow regional roadshow

Campaign for Social Science to hold roadshow at Keele University

Campaign organises seminar on political lobbying

Government should bring back social science post

Vince Cable praises business research at booklet launch

Government urged to reinstate senior social scientist post

CfSS welcomes Lords Recommendation on Chief Social Scientist

Social Sciences are facing mixed fortunes, research shows

The Campaign: one year on

Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Sport and Leisure

Alternative White Paper

Making the Case – launch of crime booklet

Social science’s huge contribution to national life recognised in honours list

David Walker joins Campaign as advisor

The Campaign welcomes funding for New Birth Cohort Study

Three Regional Roadshows set the ball rolling

The launch of the campaign for social science