Campaign Updates

Press Release: An Immigration System Fit for the Science System

17 October 2019, London: The Campaign for Social Science has launched a short briefing paper proposing a streamlined post-Brexit immigration system for universities and recognised research institutes – An Immigration System Fit for the Science System. The Campaign proposes that UK universities and recognised research institutes should be treated as ‘trusted sponsors’ – able to… Read more »

James Wilsdon FAcSS to lead new RoRi Initiative

The Academy of Social Science and its Campaign is delighted to congratulate our Fellow Professor James Wilsdon on his new role as the director of the new Research on Research Institute (RoRI). RoRI is a new partnership between Wellcome Trust, the universities of Sheffield and Leiden, and the technology firm Digital Science, which aims to… 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 »

Vacancy: Chair of the Campaign for Social Science

The Academy of Social Sciences is seeking a new Chair for the Campaign for Social Science, to start on 1 November 2019. The Campaign is an integral part of the Academy and leads on its public-facing advocacy for social science.  It is a strong outward-facing voice for the Academy. The Chair of the Campaign is… Read more »

Professor Shamit Saggar CBE FAcSS steps down as Chair of the Campaign for Social Sciences

Professor Shamit Saggar CBE FAcSS has been at the helm of the Campaign for Social Science since September 2017. A vocal advocate for the social sciences, he has championed the use of research to help make policy and practice more evidence-based. Shamit oversaw a time of significant growth for the Campaign – both in terms… Read more »

Stephen Anderson, Director of the Academy of Social Sciences, retires at 65

Stephen Anderson was the Executive Director of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Campaign for Social Science. He is also a member of the Campaign Board. Stephen joined the Academy in April 2008 with a tiny office and an even tinier budget. He incrementally increased the Academy’s reputation and income over the next 10… Read more »

Campaign for Social Science – Call for new Board members

The Campaign for Social Science is seeking four new members to serve on its advisory Board, which is chaired by Professor Shamit Saggar CBE FAcSS.

Campaign launches online tool-kit to link evidence and policymaking in Wales

The Campaign for Social Science has today launched a new online tool-kit Pathways to impact: a practical guide for researchers, in collaboration with Cardiff University. The online tool-kit is designed to help new researchers improve their political impact by providing guidance to link social science evidence more closely to the policy making process, with a… Read more »