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.
The Economic and Social Research Council (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. Meetings are being held remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The audience at the meetings is invite only. It is typically made up of MPs, lords, their research staff, civil servants and policymakers.
The Autumn Budget and Spending Review October 2021
26 October 2021
Speaker: Professor Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Behaviour change for reaching net zero: what’s the cost?
30 June 2021
- Professor Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and member of the Climate Change Committee (CCC)
- Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, University of Bath
The future of work
20 April 2021
- Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Manchester Business School
- Professor Patricia Findlay, Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) and Co-investigator at the ESRC PrOPEL Hub, University of Strathclyde
- Dr Zoe Young, Co-investigator of the UKRI and ESRC research programme Work After Lockdown
Britain after Brexit
2 February 2021
- Professor Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London
- Professor Catherine Barnard, Deputy Director, UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of European Union Law, Trinity College Cambridge
The economic impact of COVID-19 on business and the economy: how will the UK recover?
24 November 2020
- Professor Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
- Swati Dhingra, Associate Professor of Economics, LSE
2019 General Election result and some constitutional implications, 15 January 2020
- Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde
- Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit, University College London
Co-chair: Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Member for Worthing West
Sir Peter has served as a Member of Parliament since 1975. He has been Father of the House of Commons since 2019. Between 1984 and 1990 he held three consecutive posts as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government. He has represented the Worthing West constituency since 1997 and currently sits on the Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint).
Co-chair: Mr Daniel Zeichner MP, Member for Cambridge
Daniel was elected to Parliament in 2015. Prior to becoming an MP he was a district councillor in South Norfolk. Between 2015 and 2017 he served as a shadow junior minister (Transport). He is currently Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Rules on APPGs
Brenda Grant, secretary to the group
Telephone: 020 8452 2494