Institute for Social Science

About Us

The Newcastle University Institute for Social Science (NISS) is going through a period of change. Building on the first five years, the Institute now has a broader remit, focussing on support for the social sciences and engaged research.

Liz Todd became director of NISS in September 2018. Liz is internationally known for her research on poverty and education, extended schools' and children's communities, engaging young people in research and on using a theory of change in large complex multi-agency initiatives. 

Liz is also part of the Tyne and Wear Citizens, of which NISR and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University are founding partners. 

Liz Todd, director of the Newcastle University Institute for Social Science.

NISS will work across the University with social scientists, with a focus on building a community.

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