Chair of the Campaign for Social Science

13 March 2017

The Campaign for Social Science is seeking a new Chair towards the end of 2017. The new Chair will succeed Professor James Wilsdon FAcSS, who will be handing over after almost five years in the role.

Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of Council at the Academy of Social Sciences, which sponsors the Campaign, said:

“James Wilsdon has done a tremendous job in extending the reach and influence of the Campaign, especially in policy circles. His networks and capacity to engage with senior decision makers, coupled with his informed, incisive writings, have given the Campaign a prominent voice in recent years in debates over research funding, higher education reform and the role of social science evidence in government. He leaves the Campaign in good heart and strong standing. We look forward to appointing a successor who will continue to make a powerful and persuasive case for social science through this period of change, challenge and opportunity.”

Reflecting the importance of the position, the Academy has appointed Juliet Taylor of GatenbySanderson to undertake a search process for a successor. The Job Description and process for application can be found here.

Read the full job description