The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Science and Policy aims to bring together parliamentarians and social scientists to demonstrate the relevance and value of social science research.
APPGs are informal cross-party groups that are run by MPs and Lords, and which can involve individuals and organisations from outside parliament. ESRC supports the APPG on Social Science and Policy by funding the group’s secretariat.
The APPG meets between six and eight times per year at Westminster to debate a range of topical social science issues, and demonstrate their importance to society and policy. The audience at the meetings is invite only and is typically made up of MPs, Lords, their research staff, civil servants and policymakers.
- 15 March 2018: details to be confirmed.
- Social care and its sustainability, February 2018
Briefing: Sustainable Care: Sustainability and wellbeing in our care systems (PDF, 341Kb)
Speakers: Professor Sue Yeandle, University of Sheffield; Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow for Social Care, The King’s Fund; Ruthe Isden, Health Influencing Programme Director, Age UK
- Fixing our broken housing market - challenges for policymakers, January 2018
Briefing: The CaCHE centre: providing research evidence for housing policy and practice (PDF, 439Kb)
Speakers: Professor Ken Gibb, Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE); Heather Spurr, Head of Policy, Shelter
- Dementia - challenges for policymakers, November 2017
Briefing: ESRC-NIHR Living well with dementia initiative (PDF, 288Kb)
Speakers: Hilda Hayo, Chief Executive, Dementia UK; Professor Gill Livingston, Professor of Psychiatry of Older People, UCL Division of Psychiatry; Dr Matthew Prina, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
Find out about previous APPG meetings.