The Society for the
Study of Social Issues



Steering Committee

The foundation of SPSSI-UK is being led by a Steering Committee (alphabetically):

  • Dominic Abrams (University of Kent, Chair of Steering Committee 2015-2016)
  • Natasha Ann Brigham (Executive Officer)
  • Rupert Brown (University of Sussex, Chair of Steering Committee, 2016-present)
  • Katy Greenland (Cardiff University)
  • Miles Hewstone  (University of Oxford)
  • Caroline Howarth (LSE)
  • Tony Manstead (Cardiff University)
  • Georgina Randsley de Moura (University of Kent)
  • Rhiannon Turner (Queen’s University Belfast) 
  • Keon West (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Development Group

The Steering Committee is supported by a wider group of academics and interested policy experts who can help in several ways, for example, by evaluating initiatives and contributing to/commenting on documents, proposing and commenting on topics for events and activities. The Development Group can also help develop and promote SPSSI-UK more generally by sharing awareness of SPSSI-UK, encouraging colleagues and students to join SPSSI and participate in SPSSI-UK, as well as making use of SPSSI's resources to maximize the policy-impact of their work. If you wish to be part of the Development Group, please see below under ‘get involved’.


Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin