UCL Research Domains


Steering Group

The Collaborative Social Science Research Domain's activities are overseen by a cross-UCL Steering Group composed of academics from a broad disciplinary spectrum.  Members are researchers with social science interests who have demonstrated a commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration, or non-social science members who are committed to deepening research by collaborating with social scientists.  Members advise, and contribute to, the Domain’s wide ranging activities.  The Steering Group meets once a term and is chaired by Professor Carey Jewitt, Professor of Learning and Technology, Knowledge Lab, Culture, Communication & Media, IOE, UCL.

The Domain's Steering Group has very successfully engaged a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from across UCL. The Steering Group actively promotes the inclusion of social science in the formulation of research projects at inception rather than as an afterthought. This has significantly reinforced UCL’s interdisciplinary ethos and provided a valuable route to co-creation of impactful research across traditional disciplinary boundaries.  

Professor Tony Kenyon, former CSSD Steering Group member, Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, BEAMS
NamePosition/Department Faculty
ECR Coordinating Group Representative  
PhD Coordianting Group Representative  
Dr Ozan AksoyAssociate Professor (Social Science), Social Research InstituteIOE
Professor Richard BucknallVice-Dean (Research), Engineering Sciences, Professor of Marine Systems, Mechanical EngineeringEngineering Sciences
Dr Henriette Bruun

Director of Research Facilitation, Coordination & Planning (SLASH&IOE), Research Innovation & Global Engagement 

Professor David CoenProfessor of Public Policy, Political Science      Social and Historical Sciences
Professor Ayona DattaProfessor of Human Geography, GeographySocial and Historical Sciences
Dr Emily Dawson

Associate Professor, Science & Technology Studies

Maths & Physical Sciences

Professor Rebecca EmpsonProfessor of AnthropologySocial and Historical Sciences
Professor Jacqui Glass

Vice-Dean (Research), Bartlett / Professor in Construction Management, Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management  

Bartlett (Built Environbment)
Professor Ann Griffin
Deputy Director, Medical School / Director Research UCL Medical Education,  Professor of Medical Education Research, UCL Medical School Medical Sciences
Professor Stephen Hart Vice-Dean (Research), Arts & Humanities / Professor of Latin American Film, Literature and Culture, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) Arts and Humanities
Dr Lasana Harris

Senior Lecturer in Social Cognition, Experimental Psychology, Psychology & Language Sciences

Brain Sciences
Professor Carey JewittChair, CSSD / Professor of Learning and Technology, Knowledge Lab, Culture, Communication & MediaIOE

Dr Agnieszka Kubal

Lecturer in Sociology, School of Slavonic and East European Studies School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Professor Praveetha PatalaySenior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Science,  MRC Unit of Lifelong Health and Ageing (Faculty of Population Health Sciences) and Centre for Longitudinal Studies (UCL Institute of Education)Population Health Sciences
Michael ReadeDomain, Strategic Coordinator, Research Facilitation (SLASH&IOE), Research Innovation & Global Engagement  
Professor Fiona StevensonProfessor of Medical Sociology, Primary Care & Population HealthPopulation Health Sciences
Dr Katherine Twamley

Chair, UCL Sociology Network / Associate Professor of Sociology, Social Research Institute

Professor Marcos Vera HernandezProfessor of Economics, EconomicsSocial and Historical Sciences
Professor Gabriella ViglioccoProfessor of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Psychology and Language SciencesBrain Sciences