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Stephen Anderson, Director of the Academy of Social Sciences, retires at 65

Stephen Anderson was the Executive Director of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Campaign for Social Science. He is also a member of the Campaign Board. Stephen joined the Academy in April 2008 with a tiny office and an even tinier budget. He incrementally increased the Academy’s reputation and income over the next 10… Read more »

Paul Johnson CBE FAcSS spoke at the CfSS/Sage Publishing Annual Lecture 2018

This year the Campaign for Social Science/Sage Publishing annual lecture was delivered by Paul Johnson CBE FAcSS, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Visiting Professor of Economics at University College London. Paul Johnson has published and broadcast extensively on the economics of public policy, with a particular focus on income distribution, public finances, pensions,… Read more »

Meet the Board: Jonathan Portes

Jonathan Portes is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at King’s College London Jonathan is also a Senior Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council’s “UK in a Changing Europe” initiative, based at King’s, which promotes high quality research into the complex and changing relationship between the UK and the European Union and… Read more »

Meet the Board: Bobby Duffy

Bobby Duffy is the Managing Director of Public Affairs in the UK and Global Director of the Ipsos Social Research Institute. He has previously been seconded to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, conducting analyses on life satisfaction and trust in other people, and is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Institute, King’s College… Read more »

SLF: Leadership challenges and opportunities

The third Strategic Leadership Forum (SLF) was held at The University of Liverpool London offices on 20 June 2018. The SLF brought together members of our Supporters’ Scheme, including University of Essex, King’s College London, University of Manchester and University of Southampton. The topic of the third SLF was “Leadership Challenges and Opportunities in Social… Read more »

Meet the Board: Patrick Diamond

  Dr. Patrick Diamond is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London. He was also a Senior Adviser in Number 10 and the Cabinet Office for over 10 years. Patrick Diamond has authored a number of books and reports on social and public policy, and is a former Councillor in… Read more »

New Board appointments strengthen Campaign for Social Science

The Campaign for Social Science has today announced the appointment of four new Board members, drawing on extensive research, public policy and practitioner social science expertise. The new members are: Professor Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at King’s College, London; Ms Rachel Neaman, CEO of the Corsham Institute; Mr Bobby Duffy, Global… Read more »

Strategic Leadership Forum examines role of social science in Industrial Strategy

The first meeting of the Campaign’s newly convened Strategic Leadership Forum was held on 10 October.

Statement on appointment of new ESRC head

The Academy of Social Sciences congratulates Professor Jennifer Rubin on her appointment as Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council.

Campaign welcomes initial guidelines for REF2021

The Campaign welcomes HEFCE’s publication of the initial guidelines for REF2021.

Campaign announces social science pipeline project

The Campaign is once again teaming up with partners SAGE Publishing on its latest research project looking at pathways into different social science disciplines at university and employment prospects for social science graduates.

Academy welcomes Smith Review

The Academy of Social Sciences has today welcomed Professor Sir Adrian Smith’s Review of Post 16 Mathematics which raises a number of important points related to the need for maths and data skills beyond those groups that go on to study maths and science at university. The report rightly determines that data and number skills… Read more »

Select Committee Chairs Announced

Select Committees announced new and returning chairs last week.

Academy and Campaign welcome new chair of Science and Technology Committee

The Academy and Campaign welcome the new chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.