The Campaign welcomes two new board members

8 August 2018

The Campaign for Social Science is delighted to welcome two new members to its board, Professor Alison Park and Dr. Chris Tyler.

Professor Alison Park is Director of CLOSER at the UCL Institute of Education. CLOSER brings together eight longitudinal studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service to share resources and expertise, provide training and stimulate longitudinal research. It is funded by the ESRC and MRC. Professor Alison Park teaches on UCL’s Social Science degree. She sits on a number of advisory boards for research centres and funders. Before joining UCL Institute of Education, she led a research team at NatCen Social Research where she designed, resourced and implemented a range of commissioned and grant-funded research studies.

Dr. Chris Tyler is Director of Public Policy in University College London’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP), where he leads STEaPP’s policy programmes and explores how policy makers use scientific evidence. Prior to joining STEaPP, Dr. Chris Tyler spent five years as Director of the UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and before that was the first Executive Director of the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge. He has a degree in anthropology from the University of Durham and a PhD in biological anthropology from the University of Cambridge and sits on the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

The Campaign looks forward to working with Professor Alison Park and Dr. Chris Tyler.

(L-R) Prof. Alison Park and Dr. Chris Tyler

(L-R) Prof. Alison Park and Dr. Chris Tyler