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:

David Johnson (Department for Work and Pensions) - SRA Chair
Nigel Meager (Institute of Employment Studies) - Hon. Treasurer
Faye Gracey (Welsh Government) - Chair, Wales branch
Helen Kara (We Research It Ltd) - Research ethics
Sophie Ellison (Scottish Government) - Chair, Scotland branch
Kieran O'Leary (Ipsos MRBI) - Chair, Ireland branch
Vicki Belt (University of Warwick) - Training
Bob Erens (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Isabella Pereira (Ipsos MORI) - Advocacy
Mark Carrigan (Cambridge University) - Digital comms

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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.  Correspondence address: c/o CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE.

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