Press Releases

Sixty-five leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

3 October 2019, London: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 65 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 »

Press Release: Bobby Duffy appointed as Chair of the Campaign for Social Science

18 September 2019, London: Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of The Policy Institute and Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London, will be leading the Campaign for Social Science from November 2019. He replaces Professor James Wilsdon, who kindly returned to the role, as interim Chair, following the relocation of Professor Shamit Saggar to Perth,… Read more »

Press Release: The Academy of Social Sciences responds to the Government’s plan to devise a new ‘fast track’ visa system for global science talent

9 August 2019, London: Yesterday, 8 August 2019, the Government made an announcement about its plans to develop a ‘fast track’ visa system for global science talent, and confirmed some interim plans for replacing EU Horizon 2020 funding through the UKRI if the UK left the EU without a deal. While the Academy of Social… Read more »

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.