UCL Research Domains



Collaborative Social Science Launch Evening

Supporting social scientists across the disciplinary spectrum at UCL
5.30pm to 7.30pm, Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1,Basement, Cruciform Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

5.30pm: Welcome and introduction
Professor Alison Fuller, CSSD Chair and Pro Director (Research and Development), Institute of Education, UCL


5.35pm: UCL and cross-disciplinarity
Professor David Price Vice-Provost Research, UCL

5.45pm: Keynote speech
"Brokers and boundary-spanners: the changing role of the social sciences in the UK research landscape"
Professor James Wilsdon (former Chair, Campaign for Social Science , Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement at the University of Sheffield and programme leader at the Centre for Global Higher Education, IoE, UCL). Professor Wilsdon co-authored Sustainability in Turbulent Times

6.15pm: Q&As

6.25pm: Presentation
Can the Amazon Echo be used in the home to help those living with dementia? Dr Nicholas Firth (Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL Computer Science).  This project was supported by a Social Science Plus grant in 2016-17.  The call for 2017-18 is now open.

6.40pm: Expert panel: opportunities and challenges
Participants include:
ESRC: Rebecca Fairbairn, Head of Longitudinal Studies and Biosocial Capability
UCL: Professor Yvonne Rydin, Chair, Planning Environment and Public Policy, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
Wellcome Trust: Jack Harrington, Portfolio Development Manager, Humanities and Social Science team
UK Research and Innovation: Rebecca Endean, Director of Strategy


7pm: Concluding Q&As


7.30pm: Drinks reception
Venue: North Cloisters, Wilkins Building, UCL