About the School
The School of Social Science has over 50 academic staff in its departments:
All its staff are active researchers and were rated in the three highest
grades in the national Research Assessment Exercise 2001.
Over 1,000 students take its courses. Details of research activities and
undergraduates and postgraduate programmes can be found on the web-sites
of the constituent departments .
Head of School: Professor Marysia Zalewski
Head of the Department of Anthropology: Dr Arnar Arnason
Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations: Dr Mervyn Bain
Head of the Department of Sociology: Dr John Bone
School Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer: Dr Debra Gimlin
School Director of Recruitment and Student Experience: Dr Lynn Bennie
School Director of Teaching and Learning: Dr Ritu Vij
School Director of Postgraduate Programmes: Dr Martin Mills
Director of Programmes in Gender Studies: Professor Marysia Zalewski
Director of Programmes in International Relations: Professor Mustapha
School Administrative Officer: Mrs Pam Thomson
The Head of School, along with the other office-holders listed above,
comprise the School Executive Committee, which meets once
The School Consultative Group, which meets weekly, comprises the Head
of School, the Heads of the Departments of Anthropology, Politics and International
Relations, and Sociology, and the School Administrative Officer.