Sir Ivor was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex from 1995 to 2007, and was the founding Director of its Institute of Social and Economic Research.
Sir Ivor has also been actively engaged on the national policy scene in higher education, including a term as President of Universities UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has published and broadcast extensively on British politics, particularly on elections, parties and public opinion. In 2013 he published with Anthony King The Blunders of our Governments, a study of major failures of domestic public policy in modern Britain.
Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, is Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese studies and Head of the Social Science Division at Oxford University. Professor Goodman has specialised in social and educational policy and the place of young people in modern Japan. A frequent visitor to East Asia, he has been central to the development of the social sciences division at Oxford, which with nearly 1,000 academics is one of the largest social science faculties in the world. He became Chair of Council in July 2015.
Cara Aitchison is Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University
Jane Broadbent is a Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway University of London. She was previously Senior Vice-Principal at Royal Holloway, and Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Roehampton University. Having trained as an accountant in the NHS her research interest is in the use of accounting in the Public Services, particularly where profit is not a motivator for those delivering front line services. Jane is editor emerita of the journal Public Money and Management.
Professor Patricia Broadfoot CBE FAcSS is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Bristol. She was formerly Vice Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire and was awarded the CBE in 2006 for services to social science.
She consults and writes in the field of assessment and comparative education and has contributed both nationally and internationally to education policy. She has served as a Council member of the Economic and Social Research Council and has chaired the Governing Board of their innovative longitudinal household survey, Understanding Society, since its inception.
Professor Broadfoot is currently a member of the Social Science Expert Panel for DEFRA and DECC. She was a Commissioner on the 2010 Marmot Commission on Health Inequalities. She is involved with a number of organisations which share her commitment to the pursuit of global sustainability.
Ann Buchanan is currently an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate at Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. Her research, on Family and Child well-being has been influential in Government policy. She is a member of the Council of the ESRC and chairs its Evaluation Committee. She was awarded an MBE in 2012 ‘for services to social science’.
Professor David Byrne FAcSS is a sociologist and Emeritus Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Durham. He worked in the 1970s as an action researcher for the North Tyneside Community Development Project and has maintained an interest in the practical and challenging application of social science in society. Research and scholarship interests include the implications of complexity theory for the methodology and practice of the social sciences, social inequality in all its aspects, and the consequences and potential of the transformation of our sort of society from an industrial to a post-industrial character. He is a member of the Social Policy Association, the British Sociological Association, and Radical Statistics.
Mike Danson MA(Hons), DLitt, FIED, FeRSA is Professor of Enterprise Policy at Heriot-Watt University.
Robert Dingwall is a consulting sociologist and part-time Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University. He has wide international experience in teaching and research, particularly in the interdisciplinary study of law, medicine, science and technology. This has resulted in over 100 journal articles and numerous chapters, monographs and books. He has previously been a member of the executive of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and held office as a Trustee of the (US) Law and Society Association as well as various section offices in the American Sociological Association. His public service includes the BBSRC Science for Society Strategy Panel and the Committee on Ethical Aspects of Pandemic Influenza. Most recently, he has contributed to policy debates around research governance, open access and public engagement.
Matt Flinders FAcSS is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He is currently Chair of the Political Studies Association.
Rita Gardner is Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers).
John Goddard is Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University. He founded and led the University’s Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), an ESRC research centre, before becoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for the University’s links with the city and region, in particular the development of Newcastle as one of the UK’s six Science Cities.
Professor Linda Hantrais FAcSS is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University. She has been Chair of the Academy’s International Advisory Group since its inception.
Jonathan is Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the Department for Continuing Education and President of Kellogg College. Previously he was Director of Birmingham Business School and before that Head of the School of Management at Birkbeck, University of London.
Andrew Jones is Professor and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at City University London.
He is a human geographer with strong interdisciplinary research interests and collaborations spanning several social science disciplines including sociology, politics, education and management studies and his research is focused on different theoretical and empirical aspects around globalization. Previously he was Head of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.
Jane Millar is Professor of Social Policy and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Bath. Her research interests include family policy, poverty, social security and tax. Jane has been a Special Adviser to House of Commons Select Committees and to the Department for Work and Pensions. She was awarded an OBE in June 2001 for ‘services to social policy research and teaching’.
Ceridwen Roberts OBE FLSW FAcSS is a senior research fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at Oxford University. She lectured in industrial sociology but has also worked for the Departments of Employment and Education. She has been a member of the Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy (OXFLAP), the director of the Family Policy Studies Centre, and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the UK Centre for Longitudinal Studies. She held several advisory board memberships amongst other in the Nuffield Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Lord Chancellor’s Department’s Advisory Group on Marriage and Relationship Support. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE for her services to social sciences. Ceridwen Roberts will oversee the Academy’s Events programme.
Catherine Pope is Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Southampton and a member of the Society for Studies in Organizing Healthcare (SHOC). Her work combines sociology and ethnography to explore urgent and emergency care, decision-making, communication and technologies in use.
Andy Ross is Director of High Oak Green Investments and former Deputy Director of the Government Economic Service and HM Treasury, having become a senior civil servant after a career as a university lecturer and college director. He is a visiting professor at Reading University and a visiting research fellow at Leeds University.
Professor Sue Scott is a sociologist who has researched and published widely in the areas of gender; sexuality, risk; the body and childhood. She has held academic posts at a number of UK Universities including Professorships at Stirling and Durham. From 2005-9 she was Executive Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele University and from 2009-12 Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is a past President of the British Sociological Association. Sue currently holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of York and is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and a Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki. She is Co Managing Editor of the online social science magazine Discover Society.
Professor James Wilsdon is Chair of the Campaign for Social Science. He is Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield, an Associate Fellow of NESTA and the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy, having previously been the Founding Director of the Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society.