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Defra and DECC Social Science Expert Panel - SD0469

Up to twelve social science advisers will provide evidence based advice and challenge to the departments’ social research strategy, programme and priorities.
The remit of the panel is to:

• Support Defra and DECC to develop their social science capacity by advising on how and where social science can best contribute to meeting strategic objectives and commitments
• Advise and critically assess how Defra and DECC gather and use social science evidence and advice
• Provide independent critique/quality assurance and peer review of the design and output of social science research and evaluation studies, drawing on wider expertise where appropriate
• Keep Defra and DECC connected to relevant social science in the UK and internationally.
• Provide expert input to specific projects.
• Draft occasional expert review pieces.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2015

Cost: £96,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Sarah J. Whatmore, Nigel Gilbert , Andy Gouldson, Professor Patricia Broadfoot, Jeremy Phillipson , Julie Barnett, Jim Watson, Nick Pigeon , Simin Davoudi, Elizabeth Dowler , Harriet Bulkeley , Patrick Devine-Wright
Social Research