UCL European Institute


UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain

24 October 2017



This new domain supporting social scientists across the disciplinary spectrum at UCL will be formally launched on 12 December.

Tuesday 12 December 2017
5:030pm-7:30pm, followed by drinks reception

Lecture Theatre 1, Basement
Cruciform Building, UCL
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT


Join us to formally launch UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD) and learn more about our activities to date and plans for the future.  This will be an ideal opportunity for UCL researchers to discover how our Domain can support them and facilitate new cross-disciplinary collaborations.  There will be contributions from senior representatives from major research funding bodies who will discuss the role of cross-disciplinarity in their strategic priorities.  

We are delighted that James Wilsdon (outgoing/former Chair, Campaign for Social Science and Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement at the University of Sheffield) has agreed to deliver a keynote speech "Brokers and boundary-spanners: the changing role of the social sciences in the UK research landscape".  He will reflect on some of the opportunities and uncertainties for social science being created by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund, Brexit and other major shifts in the UK research environment.   

Professor David Price, Vice Provost Research at UCL will talk about the importance of cross-disciplinary research in addressing global, societal challenges and UCL's strong support for the CSSD. 

The evening will also include a presentation by Dr Nicholas Firth (Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL Computer Science) who is co-leading the project Can the Amazon Echo be used in the home to help those living with dementia? with Professor Mary Sullivan, Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology.  This project was supported by CSSD's 2016-17 Social Science Plus funding scheme which supports innovative research collaborations between social scientists and engineers, scientists and researchers from across UCL.

See the detailed programme here.

Register for the event here.