Academy publishes Annual Report

28 January 2016

The Academy of Social Sciences has published its first ever Annual Report, covering the period from 2014 to September 2015. In the report, Roger Goodman, who took over as Academy Chair from Sir Cary Cooper in July of last year, says: “UK social science has an enviable reputation for its quality and international outlook and I am immensely proud to become chair of the social sciences’ national academy.

“Our work will continue to raise the public profile of social science, especially its use in policy formation. We will work closely with government in supporting social science work for national and international benefit to produce the knowledge needed to deal with many of the challenges facing the UK and beyond, from productivity and ageing, to climate change and mental health.

“The Academy’s name will grow in familiarity to the general public and will be a major contributor to innovation and creative thinking by bringing the whole social science community together in ways that allow debates to cross disciplinary boundaries.

“While achieving these goals will certainly be no easy task, our commitment to the indispensable role of the social sciences both to government and the wider public will propel our success well into the future.”

The report also features developments across the Campaign, including the launch of its Business of People report last February, and its successful roadshows programme.

Read the 2014-2015 Annual Report.