Professor James Wilsdon FAcSS

  • Chair, Campaign for Social Science
Professor James Wilsdon
Biography: Professor Wilsdon is Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.

Stephen Anderson

  • Director, Campaign for Social Science, Board Member
  • campaign@acss.org.uk
  • +44 (0) 20 7682 4662
Stephen Anderson
Biography: Stephen Anderson is responsible for the Campaign overall. He is also a member of the Campaign Board.

Madeleine Barrows

  • Assistant Director [Secretariat]
  • m.barrows@acss.org.uk
  • +44 (0) 20 7682 4662
Biography: Madeleine is Assistant Director of Academy and Campaign and coordinates Campaign Board meetings.

Jess D’Arcy

  • Supporter Relations Officer
  • j.darcy@acss.org.uk
  • +44 (0) 20 7682 4663
Biography: Jess liaises with our supporters and is the Campaign's main fundraiser.

Alessandro Lanuto

  • Communications Manager
  • A.Lanuto@acss.org.uk
  • +44 (0) 20 7682 4663
Biography: Alessandro is responsible for the Campaign's website, social media, media relations and events.

Daniela Puska

  • Project Manager - Health of People
  • d.puska@acss.org.uk
  • +44 (0) 20 7682 4668
Biography: Daniela is the Project Manager for the forthcoming The Health of People report.

Helen Spriggs

  • Office and Membership Manager
  • office@acss.org.uk
  • +44 (0) 20 7682 4662
Biography: Helen manages the office of the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science.

Dr Ashley Thomas Lenihan

  • Senior Policy Adviser
  • A.Lenihan@acss.org.uk
  • +44 (0) 20 7682 4666
Biography: Ashley supports policy development across the Campaign.

Nick Bibby

  • Board Member
Biography: Nick is Communications Officer, Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Jacqui Briggs FAcSS

  • Board member
Dr Jacqui Briggs
Biography: Professor Briggs is Head of School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln

Professor Colin Copus FAcSS

  • Board Member
Biography: Professor Copus is Professor of Local Politics and Director of the Local Governance Research Unit in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University.

Jon Deer

  • Board Member
Biography: Jon Deer is deputy director of the Research Division and team leader for the Research Development team at LSE.

Professor Rick Delbridge FAcSS

  • Board Member
Rick Delbridge
Biography: Professor Delbridge is Dean of Research, Innovation & Enterprise, Cardiff University and Professor of Organizational Analysis, Cardiff Business School

Dr Claire Donovan

  • Board member
Biography: Dr Donovan is a Reader in the Health Economics Research Group (HERG), Brunel University London.

Professor Patrick Dunleavy FAcSS

  • Board member
Patrick Dunleavy
Biography: Professor Dunleavy is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Chair, London School of Economics

Professor Jon Glasby FAcSS

  • Board Member
Biography: Professor Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

Emeritus Professor John Goddard OBE FAcSS

  • Board member
John Goddard
Biography: John Goddard is Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University.

Desiree Lopez

  • Board Member
Biography: Desiree Lopez is the CEO of TNS BMRB

Ziyad Marar

  • Board Member
Ziyad Marar
Biography: Ziyad Marar is Executive Vice President and Global Publishing Director at SAGE

Professor Andrew Russell

  • Board Member
Biography: Professor Russell is Professor of Politics, University of Manchester

Dr Olivia Stevenson

  • Board Member
Biography: Dr Stevenson is a geographer by background, joining UCL as Public Policy Impact Facilitator with the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research).

Professor Neil Ward FAcSS

  • Board member
Neil Ward
Biography: Professor Ward is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of East Anglia

Sharon Witherspoon MBE FAcSS

  • Head of Policy
  • S.Witherspoon@acss.org.uk
Biography: Sharon is Head of Policy and also a member of the Campaign Board.

Dr Milly Zimeta

  • Board Member
Biography: Dr Zimeta is a freelance journalist and writer, with a background in PPE, specialising in Philosophy as a lecturer at Roehampton.
Board Members and Team