Governance of the SRA

The SRA was founded in 1978 and has been registered as a charity since 1 May 2008.

Our Memorandum  and Articles have been lodged with Companies House and the Charity Commission. Terms of reference & Standing order (pdf)

Our Board:

Patten Smith  (Ipsos MORI)  - SRA Chair
Graham Hughes  (Independent researcher)  - Hon. Treasurer
Susannah Browne (Home Office)
Noelle Cotter (Institute of Public Health in Ireland) - Chair, Ireland branch
Kieran O'Leary (Ipsos MRBI)
Sophie Ellison (Scottish Government) - Chair, Scotland branch
Faye Gracey (Welsh Government) - Chair, Wales branch
Simon Haslam  (FMR Research) -  Training
David Johnson (Department for Work and Pensions) - Membership
Helen Kara (We Research It Ltd)  -  Research ethics
Ivana La Valle (Independent researcher)
Nick Ockenden  (NCVO)  -  Communications
Bob Erens (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Isabella Pereira (Ipsos MORI) - Advocacy
Nigel Meager (Institute of Employment Studies)

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The SRA has two patrons, recognised for their longstanding and significant contribution to the association:

Ceridwen Roberts, OBE
Janet Lewis, FAcSS

The Social Research Association is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1123940, and a limited liability company in England and Wales, number 06407985.  Registered address: Neptune House, 70 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8RF.

Sir Roger Jowell, one of the SRA's founders, had a profoundly influential career in social research.  Read about him here.