About Society Central

Society Central

What is Society Central?

Society Central is a social policy news website aiming to forge better connections between academic researchers and those involved in the policy-making process. The site specialises in finding research evidence to fuel informed debate on current issues. Although Society Central is based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at theĀ  University of Essex, its reach is national and it carries information about good-quality research on domestic social policy from a wide range of sources. The content of the site is driven by policy debates, but its coverage generally falls into:
  • children and education
  • health, well-being and social care
  • the social effects of economic policy
  • welfare, work and unemployment
  • family life
  • crime and disorder
  • housing and the environment

How to contribute

We welcome contributions from outside organisations with a social policy focus. Please contact us to discuss writing for Society Central. Please read our contributor guidelines (.pdf), which have been developed to help you write for Society Central and give you tips on how to write in the correct style for Society Central. Our editorial guidelines (.pdf) provide a complete overview of Society Central.

Contact us

You can email Society Central at any time societycentral@essex.ac.uk to suggest an idea or contribution you would like to make. Society Central is managed by a team of communications professionals and journalists. Please also feel welcome to email them individually if you have any comments or suggestions for the site.

Project Manager

Louise Cullen Email: lcullen@essex.ac.uk Tel: 0044 1206 873087


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