The Economic and Social Research Council announces nine new Senior Fellows

Published by  News Archive

On 19th Jun 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is delighted to announce additional funding of £3.19 million for the UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) hub based at King’s College London and £4.3 million for nine new Senior Fellows for the UKICE initiative. The hub will run for a further three years and the fellowships will run for up to three years.

Led by Professor Anand Menon, the UKICE initiative aims to promote rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever-changing relationship between the UK and the European Union, and to provide an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insight and analysis about UK-EU relations that stand aside from the politics surrounding the debate.

The ESRC, as part of UK Research and Innovation, invited proposals from UK-based academics for senior fellowships to work as part of UKICE; this will be the third round of senior fellowships under the initiative. 

The nine new Senior Fellows are: 

Professor David Bailey, University of Birmingham

Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge

Dr Meredith Crowley, University of Cambridge

Professor Sir John Curtice, National Centre for Social Research

Professor Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham

Dr Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast

Professor Hussein Kassim, University of East Anglia

Professor Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh

Professor Meg Russell, University College London

The new Senior Fellows are academics of the highest international standing in their field. While their role is focused mainly on impact, dissemination and the synthesis of existing research, they will also have the opportunity to undertake new research where appropriate. 

Professor Anand Menon, Director of UKICE, said “I am delighted to welcome this outstanding collection of first-rate social scientists to our team. Working together we have an exciting opportunity to ensure that social science research informs not only public policy but also political and public debates about the future of the UK and its relationship with the European Union.”

Under the guidance of the UKICE Director, the role of the senior fellowship is to provide evidence and analysis, which leads to impact and dissemination across the broad range of issues and policy areas affected by Brexit, its implementation and consequences, and the UK’s future relationship with the European Union more broadly. 

Jeremy Neathey, Deputy Director of Research at ESRC, said “ESRC continues to be committed to providing a strong evidence base to inform what is the most critical issue facing not just the immediate, but also the longer term, future of the UK. We continue to fund research across a range of initiatives which allow us to better understand the profound implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The appointment of this cohort is a crucial part of that effort and builds on the valuable work of the previous fellows.”

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