Social Science

Purpose of the group

To provide a forum to draw together social science research on policy topics of interest to MSPs. Doing so will further broaden the evidence base for debate of contemporary issues and the scrutiny of legislation. In addition it will help strengthen the relationships between parliamentarians and academics, encouraging interaction beyond those subjects specifically discussed by the group. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 21 March 2018

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the David Livingstone Room (CR6). This meeting will inclide the AGM.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Academy of Government

Campaign for Social Science (Secretary)

Centre for Remote and Rural Studies

Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy

Centre on Constitutional Change

Fraser of Allander Institute

Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research

International Public Policy Institute

Ipsos MORI Scotland

Policy Scotland

Public Service and Governance Research Group

Rural Policy Centre


What Works Scotland

RSE Young Academy of Scotland

Get involved

Next meeting:
21 March 2018


Tel: 0131 651 4735


Daniel Johnson MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6462