Former Glasgow Lord Provost Michael Kelly is to join the Economic
and Social Research Council's external relations advisory group. The
role of the group, which meets three to four times each year, is to
present the Council's work to its variety of user organisations. Kelly,
who runs his own PR firm in Glasgow, said: 'I see my role as helping a
wider recognition of the importance of the ESRC's activities.' The ESRC
promotes and supports research in the social sciences.