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Social Policy & Research

A list of social policy and research tweeters, mainly UK focused

PhD Social Work UEA (@PhDswkUEA)

A place for PhD researchers within social work and beyond to explore, discuss and share their experiences. Curated by UEA SWK PhD's. Launching 17/01/14

Kevin Ford (@KevinFord200)

Director of Research @NatCen

nonprofiteval (@nonprofiteval)

Research, evaluation and policy information, analysis and discussion for the Australian not-for-profit sector

City Q-Step Centre (@CityQstep)

We're based at City University London (funded by Nuffield, ESRC and HEFCE). We are working to produce a step-change in undergrad quants education.

Amy Mathieson (@Amy_Mathie)

Sociologist working for @GM_PSTRC at UoM. Interested in qualitative methods; the third sector; research on relationships & personal life; social networks

Cardiff Ethnography (@Cardiff_ethnog)

A research group for staff and graduate students based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences interested in ethnography and method.

WISERDEducation (@WISERDEducation)

WISERDEducation is a one million pound investment to advance education research in Wales from the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods.

Discover Society (@DiscoverSoc)

Discover Society is an online magazine of social research, policy analysis, and commentary. It is an independent and not-for-profit venture.

BSA Scottish Studies (@BSAScotStudies)

BSA Scottish Study Group. Mostly about sociology & Scotland. But not always. Tweets by @lizziedinnie & @DominicDuckett1. #scotsociology

Lucy Irving (@StatsDancer)

Psychology Lecturer, PhD student & Founder of Dancing Statistics: communicating statistics in psychology (& other fields) through dance & movement. London, UK

Tom Peters (@jrftom)

Public Affairs Officer at Joseph Rowntree Foundation @jrf_uk. Poverty, Place, Ageing Society

Cole Davis (@ColeDavisStats)

Writer of short books on statistical testing, for those who avoid math..
Published in the UK; also distributed in the US:

Mari Toomse-Smith (@MariToomseSmith)

Senior Research Director at @NatCen Social Research. Passionate about research methods, welfare reform, theatre & food. Tweeting in personal capacity.

Caroline Turley (@caroline_turley)

Senior Research Director in the Crime & Justice team, NatCen Social Research. Tweeting in a personal capacity.

Naomi Day (@NaomiDaydreamer)

Social researcher, quallie about town and curious about the world. The views expressed here are strictly my own.

Development Reviews (@DevReviews)

I create social media & digital campaigns for development agencies and organisations. Amartya Sen is my inspiration.

Robert Dingwall (@rwjdingwall)

Consulting sociologist, researcher, writer and entrepreneur

Wil Housley (@w_housley)


King's Policy Inst (@KingsKPI)

Creating a bridge between policymakers, the business community and King's College London.

AoIR (@AoIR_org)

The Association of Internet Researchers is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies.

Dave Beer (@davidgbeer)

A Sociologist in York, UK. Working on culture, media, social theory, digital methods.

CardiffCyberSecurity (@CardiffSecurity)

Criminologists and Computer Scientists working together to study the human and technical factors in cyber crime and cyber security funded by EPSRC GU CEReS

Carl Cullinane (@CarlNatCen)

Stats person at NatCen Social Research. Views are my own, or copied from others.

The Conversation (@ConversationUK)

The Conversation is an independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists, free for the public. Sister website: @ConversationEDU.