By David Halpern FAcSS (Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team and What Works National Advisor) Something important is happening in government. Beneath the headlines on coronavirus, leaving the EU, and the latest on the US election, governments and public services are becoming more empirical – and more precisely – ‘experimental’. The outward sign is… Read more »
By Jo Casebourne (Chief Executive, Early Intervention Foundation) Ensuring evidence is part of the response to Covid-19 The Early Intervention Foundation is an independent charity, but we are also part of the What Works Network. This means we often play a role of being a critical friend to government when trying to ensure that evidence… Read more »
The latest report from Ipsos MORI, explores the differing views of Whitehall politicians and perceptions of the public on the use of evidence by MPs to inform government decisions on policy. Kelly Beaver, Managing Director of Ipsos Mori public affairs and author of the report is also a board member of the Campaign for Social… Read more »
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 »
The first meeting of the Campaign’s newly convened Strategic Leadership Forum was held on 10 October.
The Academy of Social Sciences congratulates Professor Jennifer Rubin on her appointment as Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council.
The Campaign welcomes HEFCE’s publication of the initial guidelines for REF2021.
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.
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 »