Chris Caswill is a member of Council since 2016, Deputy Chair of the Academy’s Policy Working Group, and before that a member of the Audit Committee 2010 - 2015. He is Visiting Research Fellow at the Manchester University Institute of Innovation Research and has held visiting positions at Oxford, Exeter and UCL. A Cambridge History graduate, he is a Trustee of the Wiltshire Victoria County History. He was a District and County Councillor in Wiltshire for 10 years, retiring in May 2017. Previously Chris was ESRC Director of Research for 15 years, a member of the Wiltshire Police Authority, and policy adviser to the NORFACE ERA NET, the Norwegian Research Council, and the Universities of Middlesex, Limerick and the Highlands and Islands.