College of Project Ambassadors

The College of Project Ambassadors is integral to the CASS philosophy of making research accessible to and informed by both academic and non-academic users alike. Each person in this group of well-connected figures is linked with a CASS research project; many Project Ambassadors have helped to shape these projects, and all are prepared to offer ongoing guidance by providing critical input to them.

Importantly, the College of Project Ambassadors make use of their extensive networks within organisations which are key consumers of academic research to help disseminate CASS work to relevant non-academic beneficiaries, and/or to make contact with parties who can help us to amplify the impact of our research. They give us access to a broad base of users of research whom we otherwise might not be able easily to reach. These users in turn can help us to fruitfully disseminate project outcomes and maximise the social, economic, educational and policy impact of our research outputs.

Chief Project Ambassador: 

Project Ambassadors:

  • Lord Smith of Finsbury: Chairman of the UK Environment Agency
  • Supt. Paul Giannasi: Project Manager, Action Plan on Hate Crime, Ministry of Justice
  • Gwen Griffith-Dickson: Director of the Lokahi Foundation
  • Professor Bernard Silverman: Chief Scientific Advisor, the Home Office
  • Mario Abela: Research Director, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group
  • Sir Brian Follett: Former Chairman of the Teacher Training Development Agency
  • Rt Hon Alan Milburn: Chairman, Commission on Social Mobility and Child Poverty

Ambassador profiles are being added regularly, so check back soon to learn more about the College.