social science research that has made a difference

My work appears in the sixth issue of the Academy’s highly successful series of booklets containing stories of social science research that has made a difference to policy or practice was launched in Westminster on 18th June 2012 to an invited audience of policy makers and practitioners.


A strong evidence base is vital for policy making and the social sciences provide that background, said Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, addressing the audience at the launch event. He went on to note the ‘massive contribution that the academic community makes to his department’s work.’

Hard copies of the booklet can be obtained free of charge from the Academy’s Administrator, Vicky McGuinness (email: A pdf version can be obtained by clicking here.

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