Press Releases

Press Release: Seventy-three leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 5 March 2019: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 73 leading social scientists. The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of… Read more »

Press Release: Forty-three leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 18 October 2018: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 43 leading social scientists. The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact… Read more »

Dr Rita Gardner appointed Chief Executive of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 27 September 2018: The Academy of Social Sciences has appointed Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS as its new Chief Executive. The Academy of Social Sciences is the UK’s national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Dr Gardner was formerly Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of… Read more »

BSPHN joins the Academy

The Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (BSPHN) has joined the Academy of Social Sciences as a member learned society. The BSPHN joins 43 other member learned societies at the Academy. The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote… Read more »

Academy Council statement on the current USS dispute following the outcome of the UCU consultative ballot

The Council of the Academy of Social Sciences, which comprises 1200 distinguished Fellows and 43 member Learned Societies from across the social sciences, is relieved to see that a process has been agreed to address issues relating to the current dispute regarding the USS pensions scheme. We recognise that even with this agreement, important issues… Read more »

Statement on appointment of new ESRC head

The Academy of Social Sciences congratulates Professor Jennifer Rubin on her appointment as Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council.

Academy of Social Sciences Fellow announced as Social Sciences REF Chair

Professor Jane Millar OBE FAcSS, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, has today been announced as Chair of the Social Sciences REF Panel ahead of the next Research Excellence Framework in 2021.

Academy and Campaign response to the “The Higher Education Research Bill”

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have called for detailed parliamentary scrutiny of the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Leave – Academy briefing for UK social science in response to EU referendum vote

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, says ‘This will result in uncertainty for the social science community, with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, and capacity building.’ The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science summarise… Read more »

The Campaign for Social Science responds to the 2015 Spending Review

The Academy’s Campaign for Social Science responds to the 2015 Spending Review: “The Campaign for Social Science welcomes the relative protection given to the science budget in the spending review, but it’s premature to see this as a good outcome for the long term health of the UK’s research base, until we have the full… Read more »