The Campaign for Social Science is delighted to announce that Jon Deer, deputy director of the Research Division and team leader for the Research Development team at LSE, has accepted an invitation to join the Board. Jon has over 20 years experience in higher education, working at the Institute of Education before joining LSE. Jon has spent much of this time helping to develop research proposals to the European Commission and now leads on developing larger proposals including those for ESRC centre competitions, the European Research Council and UK government. Jon also works on research and research funding policy issues both domestic and in Europe. More recently he has undertaken his own – small scale – research on higher education policy, university responses to national and EU policy and the challenges of ‘inter-disciplinarity’ in research.