Institute for Social Science



The Institute for Social Science has a small team of staff.

People working on laptops around a table

We work across campus with our advocates, who are often social scientists leading in particular research areas.

Within the University’s research structures, the Institute for Social Science sits alongside the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science’s two other research institutes:

We seek to engage and collaborate with these institutes, and with other research centres and research groups across the University.

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Stuart Hand
Institutes Assistant

Telephone: 0192 108 6942

Alex Robson
Institutes Officer

Telephone: 0191 2086850

Dr Mel Steer
Research Fellow

Telephone: 0191 208 2426

Professor Liz Todd
Prof of Educational Inclusion

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6572


The Institute for Social Science has an International Advisory Board, which is held in conjunction with the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute.