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ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Call for Proposals


LSSI has been awarded from ESRC funding through the IAA to support researchers in social sciences to maximise impact.  The ESRC IAA will run from 1st April 2023 – 31st March 2028.  The first call for this funding is now open.  Deadline for submission is 10th May 2023. The IAA supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities and...

Innovation forum - a workshop to explore the theme of place in Leeds


We held an extremely busy and successful innovation forum looking at the theme of place in Leeds (despite the forecasted heavy snow).  Hosted jointly by Mike Eakins from Leeds City Council (LCC) and The University of Leeds (Abi Rowson and Juliet Jopson from Horizons Institute), colleagues from both organisations looked at what they value about Leeds as...

Breaking Barriers: Social and Data Sciences


On 8 March, we held our first LSSI Breaking Barriers event, bringing together colleagues from the data and social sciences from across the University. The event was designed to break down the barriers which can inhibit being able to work across very different disciplinary areas - helping people find common ground, and gain a better...

Economic and Social Research Council awards Leeds Social Sciences Institute Impact Acceleration Account funding


Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) has been awarded Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding of £1.25m from April 2023 for 5-years. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest funder of economic, social, behavioural, and human data science research.  IAA’s accelerate the impact of economic and social science research within UK Higher Education...

Integrating Cultural Cities through Belonging in Green Spaces - Second workshop


The second workshop for the project “Integrating Intercultural Cities through Belonging in Green Spaces” will be held on Wednesday 15th March.  The session will be introduced and chaired by Professor Gehan Selim, Hoffman Wood Chair of Architecture and Deputy Director at Leeds Social Sciences Institute.  This interdisciplinary project aims to examine questions about living within diverse...

Three Social Science Institutes Discuss 3 Grand Challenges Over 3 Days


It is said that three is a magic number. It certainly was last week when three colleagues from Leeds Social Sciences Institute (POLIS) travelled to Brisbane to meet with three colleagues from MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU for short), at the University of Glasgow (Drs Anna Pearce, Kathryn Skivington and Jon Olsen) ...

Policy Leeds Partnering with Leeds City Council to identify local knowledge needs


The University of Leeds has partnered with Leeds City Council to develop a series of Areas of Research Interest, identifying the Council’s knowledge needs in the areas of culture, digital, food and inclusive growth. This is helping researchers to direct their research expertise towards addressing critical policy knowledge needs, and so improve the lives of...

LSSI Internal Updates & Opportunities February 2023


  We produce a monthly internal updates and opportunities bulletin, if you are a University of Leeds student or member of staff,  you can also sign up to our mailing list. Contents of February’s bulletin listed below: UPDATES & EVENTS LSSI Events Co production Network Event and Launch of Co production Research Toolkit Joint IAA Showcase...

Rethinking travel behaviour modelling in the era of emerging data sources


To help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds, the Leeds Social Sciences Institute and the Department for Transport have jointly developed this webinar series: Linking Leeds with the DfT. In our webinar on 15th March 2023, guest speaker Professor Charisma Choudhury, Chair in Behaviour Modelling in the Institute for Transport Studies...