Academy News

Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Full-time)

Permanent contract, hybrid working, £20,500-£23,000 per year. The Academy of Social Sciences seeks a highly competent and self-motivated recent graduate to join the organisation. You will be an intelligent team player and will have a varied and vital role in supporting our administration and other activities in line with our new strategy. We seek someone… Read more »

A make-or-break decade: evidence from the social sciences must be at the heart of post-pandemic policymaking

By Will Hutton FAcSS, President, Academy of Social Sciences In this scene-setting piece, incoming President of the Academy of Social Sciences, Will Hutton, sets out his thoughts on the vital role social sciences will play in shaping a better post-pandemic future. The decade ahead is going to be one of the most challenging in recent… Read more »

Professor Susan Michie FMedSci FAcSS delivers AcSS Annual Lecture 2021: Society, behaviour and science in the time of pandemic: reflections on COVID-19 in the UK

The Academy of Social Sciences Annual Lecture with Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology at University College London’s Centre for Behaviour Change, took place online on 17 June. Professor Michie reflected on the challenges of translating and implementing scientific evidence into policy and practice, specifically looking at the relationship between behavioural science and policy during… Read more »

Reflections on the Academy of Social Sciences: 2015-21

By Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, President, Academy of Social Sciences It has been a real privilege – and a genuine pleasure – to have been Chair of the Academy’s Council since 2015 and President for the last 18 months. It is also something of a shock to reflect on just how much has changed in… Read more »

Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS awarded RGS-IBG prestigious Patron’s Medal

Congratulations to our Chief Executive, Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS on being awarded the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Patron’s Medal. Rita is one of two awardees of the Royal Medals (the Patron’s Medal and the Founder’s Medal), the second being the Chair of the British Caving Association, Andy Eavis. The Royal Medals, which are… Read more »

Vacancy: CSS Journal Social Media Editor

Contemporary Social Science, the journal of the Academy of Social Science, is looking for a Social Media Editor with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development including an open access issue each year. It is a new and significant role and one that is both creative and dynamic. Please… Read more »

Press Release: Will Hutton takes on role as President of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 15 April 2021: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that Will Hutton FAcSS will be our new president. Will succeeds Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS whose six-year term ends on 17 June 2021. As a political economist and one of UK’s leading economic commentators Will is a passionate and public advocate for… Read more »

Academy responds to UKRI announcements on funding cuts

AcSS response to UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance  The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) strongly urges the UK government to reinstate funding for UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the Newton Fund and university QR funding for GCRF, to meet its existing commitments. It is vitally important to the UK… Read more »