Academy of Social Sciences confers Fellowship to fifty-six leading social sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that fifty-six leading social scientists have been conferred Fellowship of the Academy this spring. Our newly elected Fellows are highly accomplished individuals recognised for excellence in their fields and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.

We are especially pleased to see the spectrum of regional representation across the new cohort with an increased number of Fellows being elected from institutions across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new Fellows in these regions are making exceptional efforts to tackle the urgent issues currently facing the UK, in areas such as the economy, communities, the environment, places, and beyond. They are drawn from varied backgrounds, disciplines and professions.

The Academy’s Fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from academic, public, private and third sectors, across the full spectrum of the social sciences. Through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policymaking, and practice, they have helped to deepen the understanding of, and address, some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world.

All Academy Fellows are conferred following independent and robust peer review by the Academy’s Nominations Committee. We warmly welcome them to the Academy and look forward to working with them in future to champion the social sciences and deepen understanding of their vital role in shaping our contemporary human world.

Will Hutton FAcSS, President, Academy of Social Sciences said:

The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome an excellent range of highly distinguished social scientists from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England, and beyond. As the work of social science becomes ever more important, we look forward to engaging with them in 2023.”

View the full list of new AcSS Fellows alphabetically by institution


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About the Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, practitioners and learned societies in the social sciences. The sector’s leading independent voice in the UK, we champion the vital role social sciences play in education, governments and business.

The social sciences include: anthropology; business, finance & management; development studies; economics; economic & social history; education; human geography; law; planning; politics; regional studies; sociology; social policy; social psychology; social statistics & methodologies.