We engage with parliamentarians and policymakers to demonstrate the importance and relevance of social science to society, policy and public services. To find out about the difference our research has made to public services see our public services content.
Collaboration between academic researchers and public services can take many forms.
Ask the Expert seminars
We have partnered with the Social Market Foundation to deliver their popular lunchtime Ask the Expert seminars. The seminars bring the best policy outputs from the academic community into the heart of Westminster.
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Science and Policy
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Science and Policy aims to bring together parliamentarians and social scientists to demonstrate the relevance and value of social science research.
What Works Centres
Our network of What Works Centres are designed to provide the commissioners of public services with valuable information about the impact of projects and programmes designed to improve growth, reduce crime, tackle poverty and re-design public services.
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology social sciences section
For researchers who want to influence Westminster, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has a dedicated Social Sciences Section, funded in part by ESRC, which can provide advice and support on engaging with parliamentarians.