New Appointments to the Social Science Research Committee

Last updated:
2 June 2015
Social Science Research Committee (SSRC)
FSA Chair Tim Bennett has announced the appointment of two new expert members to the Social Science Research Committee (SSRC). The SSRC is an independent scientific advisory committee which provides advice to the FSA about how it gathers and uses social science evidence.

Members of SSRC are appointed by open competition. Appointments are made in line with guidance on public appointments.

Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Hannah Lambie-Mumford is currently a Faculty Research Fellow, based at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on food poverty, the rise of emergency food provision and the right to food. Hannah has undertaken a range of research projects on issues of hunger and food aid supported by funders including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). In 2013-2014 she was involved in the review of food aid which was commissioned by Defra. Hannah’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded doctoral research was undertaken at the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield and in June 2014 she was awarded first prize for Outstanding Early Career Impact at the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Celebrating Impact event. Hannah has been appointed for an initial three year term, which will run to March 2018.

Professor Dan Rigby

Daniel Rigby is a Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Manchester, and also holds a position at the University of Western Australia. He has been undertaking research in food and agriculture for over 20 years with his work increasingly focussed on food and food safety. Much of his research involves the design of surveys to elicit preferences and priorities, typically involving Discrete Choice Experiments or Best Worst Scaling techniques. Dan is the lead Social Scientist on the Enigma project on campylobacter funded by MRC/NERC/ESRC/BBSRC/FSA under the ESEI Programme. Prior to that he was part of a RELU project on reducing E.coli O157 risk in rural communities. Daniel has been appointed for an initial three year term which will run to March 2018.