Professor Roger Goodman takes on the combined role of President and Chair from January 2020

30 January 2020

Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS is the new President of the Academy of Social Sciences. He succeeds Professor Sir Ivor Crewe FAcSS whose six-year term ended in December.

Professor Goodman has been Chair of the Academy since July 2015. He took up the combined role of President and Chair on 1 January 2020, as approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting in November 2018. His term as President runs until June 2021.

He said: “These are exciting and important times for the Academy. Later this year, we will be setting out our new strategy for promoting the social sciences in the UK for the public benefit. I look forward to working with our Chief Executive Dr Rita Gardner, our Fellows, learned societies and other partners on delivering those objectives and making a real difference to the social sciences.”

Professor Goodman is Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese studies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Warden of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. His research is focussed on the social and educational policy of modern Japan. He was Head of the Social Sciences Division at Oxford between 2008 and 2017.