NEWS7 September 2009

ESRC appoints new council members

People UK

UK— John Beath has been appointed a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the organisation responsible for funding research into social and economic matters.

Beath (pictured), a professor at the School of Economics and Finance at the University of St Andrews, will sit on the council for three years.

He has also held posts at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol and was appointed secretary-general of the Royal Economic Society in June last year.

Meanwhile Michael Lamb, professor of psychology in the social sciences at the University of Cambridge, and David Walker, head of communications at the Audit Commission, have been reappointed to the council. Lamb will serve another two years and Walker a further three.