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ESRC appoints new Strategic Advisory Network members

The ESRC has appointed twenty one new members to its Strategic Advisory Network (SAN).

The SAN provides:

  • detailed expert support and advice including on the design of strategies and schemes, investment management, pre- and post-award, and interventions
  • a broad perspective of advice on issues, proposals and decisions, including feedback on views within our various stakeholder groups
  • access to a pool of academic and user experts to whom the office can turn to for ad-hoc advice and advocacy and to test out new ideas
  • provision of input into general policy advice

The Network is a flexible resource, enabling the Executive to obtain the advice it needs in a timely manner, drawing on a range of perspectives from across our key stakeholder groups including academia, business, third sector and Government.

These new members will take up their appointments on 1 April 2019, and their full biographies will be available on the ESRC website in due course.

New ESRC SAN members appointed:

  • Mr Simon Anderson,  Independent Consultant
  • Professor Ann Berrington, University of Southampton
  • Professor Ruth Blakeley, University of Sheffield
  • Mr Simon Briscoe, Independent Consultant
  • Ms Alexy Buck, Ministry of Justice
  • Professor Jackie Carte, University of Manchester
  • Professor Tarani Chandola, University of Manchester
  • Professor Mary Daly, University of Oxford
  • Professor Simin Davoudi, Newcastle University
  • Professor Rick Delbridge, Cardiff University
  • Dr Abi Dymond, University of Exeter
  • Professor Eleanor Fisher, University of Reading
  • Dr Jen Gold, What Works Team, Cabinet Office
  • Professor Cristina Ianneli, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Andrew Jones, City University London
  • Dr Olivia Maynard, University of Bristol (Early Career Representative)
  • Professor Marie McHugh, Ulster University
  • Dr Alice Owen, University of Leeds
  • Professor Ian Rivers, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Teela Sanders, University of Leicester
  • Professor Deborah Wilson, University of Bristol


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