Sixty-nine leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

October 13, 2017

The Academy of Social Sciences has announced today [October 12] that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 69 leading social scientists.

The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in various fields, including higher education, social, economic and environmental policy, government, law, charitable foundations and think tanks.

Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy said:

“Each new distinguished Fellow has been recognised for their outstanding and impactful contributions in their respective fields, and will prove invaluable additions to the range of expertise within the Academy.

“This speaks not only to the power and scope of the social sciences to address the big issues of our time, but also to the growing depth and breadth of representation within the Academy as the voice of the social science community as a whole.”

The full list is:

  • Professor Svenja Adolphs, Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Nottingham. Professor Adolphs is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of applied linguistics with particular interest in the fields of education, the digital economy, health sciences and business communication.
  • Professor Claire Alexander, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Professor Alexander is a leading scholar in the broad field of race and ethnic studies, with a particular focus on young people from BME backgrounds.
  • Professor Louise Archer, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at University College London. Professor Archer is a leading figure in the sociology of education, and is particularly known for her work developing the concept of ‘science capital’.
  • Professor Michael Baynham, Emeritus Professor of TESOL at the University of Leeds. Professor Baynham is a leading figure in the study of literacy, language and the sociolinguistics of migration and mobility.
  • Professor Frans Berkhout, Professor of Environment, Society and Climate at King’s College London. Professor Berkhout is internationally known for his work on environment, society and climate and is Chair of UK Future Earth.
  • Professor William Bowring, Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia, both in practice and in theory.
  • Professor David Buchanan, Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cranfield University School of Management. Professor Buchanan is a pioneer in the fields of organization behaviour, change management and organization politics.
  • Dr Pamela Campanelli, Survey Methods Consultant and UK Chartered Statistician. Dr Campanelli is a highly regarded international expert in the field of survey methods.
  • Professor Rebecca Chiu, Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Chiu is an expert on housing development and urban sustainability issues, especially housing and urban policies in Asia.
  • Professor Peter Clinch, Jean Monnet Full Professor and Chair of Public Policy at University College Dublin, Eire. Professor Clinch is a leading Irish planner and researcher with particular interests in economic policy, economic renewal, and environment. He is also a senior adviser to the Irish government on competitiveness, trade and economic policy.
  • Professor Simon Collinson, Professor of International Business and Innovation at the University of Birmingham. Professor Collinson is an eminent scholar in particular in the areas of knowledge networks and technology based firms.
  • Professor Paul Connolly, Professor of Education at Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Connolly is a pioneering researcher in the fields of race and ethnicity of young children.
  • Professor Davina Cooper, Professor of Law and Political Theory at the University of Kent. Professor Cooper is internationally known for her work on the British state’s relationship to sexuality.
  • Professor Viviene Cree, Professor of Social Work Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Cree is a leading figure in social work research with special interests in talking and listening to children, and in the question of moral panics.
  • Professor Jonathan Crook, Professor of Business Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Crook has an international reputation in the area of credit risk modelling and the economics of consumer credit.
  • Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Occupational Psychologist and Director of Affinity Health at Work. Emma Donaldson-Feilder is a leading practitioner psychologist, applying psychological science in practice to support health at work.
  • Professor Joanne Duberley, Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Birmingham. Professor Duberley is one of the leading figures in the field of career studies, both in the UK and internationally.
  • Professor Simon Duncan, Professor Emeritus in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Bradford. Professor Duncan has been a leading interdisciplinary figure looking at housing, and family relationships and economics.
  • Professor Keri Facer, Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol. Professor Facer is a pioneer in the field of educational futures, looking at educational policy and practice in relation to environmental, technological and economic changes.
  • Professor Colette Fagan, Vice-President for Research and Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Professor Fagan is a leading researcher in the field of international comparative analysis of gender relations and inequalities in employment, working conditions and family life.
  • Professor Sarah Franklin, Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Professor Franklin is a globally leading writer in the social aspects of new reproductive technologies.
  • Professor Trevor Gale, Professor of Education Policy and Social Justice at the University of Glasgow. Professor Gale is an international figure in the field of education policy and social justice.
  • Professor Rachel Griffith CBE, Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. Professor Griffith is a leading economist working on the relationship between government policy and economic performance, with specific interests in the supermarket industry.
  • Professor Anthony Hall, Emeritus Professor of Town Planning at Anglia Ruskin University. Professor Hall is a leading scholar and practitioner of planning and urban development, with a particular interest in development control procedures.
  • Professor Richard Harris, Professor of Quantitative Social Geography at the University of Bristol. Professor Harris is one of the key researchers worldwide in quantitative geography, with particular interests in geodemographics, voting behaviour, social segregation, housing markets and urban spatial structure.
  • Professor Marianne Hester OBE, Chair in Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol. Professor Hester is one of the UK’s pre-eminent researchers on gender-based violence, including child contact arrangements.
  • Professor Simona Iammarino, Professor of Economic Geography and Head of Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor Iammarino is a leading light in economic geography with particular interest in multinational corporations, geographies of innovation and technical change as well as regional and local development and policy.
  • Professor Mark Israel, Adjunct Professor, Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. Professor Israel is a key writer on research ethics and integrity in social science, criminology and socio-legal studies.
  • Professor Robyn Jones, Professor of Sport and Social Theory at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Professor Jones is one of the leading figures in sports pedagogy studies, and a pioneer of the sub field of the critical sociology of sports coaching.
  • Professor Andrew Kendrick, Professor of Residential Child Care at the University of Strathclyde. Professor Kendrick is a leading figure in the field of child welfare and residential care, with particular focus on historic abuse of children in care.
  • Professor Martin Kitchener, Professor of Organisation Studies at Cardiff University. Professor Kitchener is a leading researcher in organisational theory in relation to healthcare organisations.
  • Professor Susanne Küchler, Professor of Anthropology at University College London. Professor Küchler is a leading anthropologist with a global reputation for her work in particular on Melanesian and Pacific art and the interface between anthropology and contemporary mathematics.
  • Professor Heather Laurie MBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Essex. Professor Laurie is a leading sociologist in particular on women’s labour market participation and the distribution of resources within household and associated dynamics. She played a pivotal role in the development of the ESRC’s British Household Panel Survey.
  • Professor George Chu-sheng Lin, Chair of Geography at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Lin is a leading scholar of geography with particular interests in China geography and Chinese cities.
  • Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE, Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor Livingstone is a notable figure in the field of media and communications. She was awarded the OBE for services to children and child internet safety.
  • Professor Vivien Lowndes, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham. Professor Lowndes is a leading contributor to the understanding of institutional theory in public policy and governance.
  • Professor Celia Lury, Professor and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. Professor Lury is a pioneering researcher in the sociology of culture, with particular interests in consumer culture and branding as a cultural force.
  • Professor Peter Lynn, Professor of Survey Methodology at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex. Professor Lynn is the leading survey methodologist in the UK, bridging academic work and applied survey research.
  • Professor Fiona Magowan, Professor of Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Magowan is a pioneering researcher with particular interests in ethnomusicology, religion, gender and arts and performance, with recent work on the role of sound and music in the contexts of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
  • Professor Jackie Marsh, Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. Professor Marsh is a pioneer in the field of young children’s digital literacy practices and their engagement with virtual worlds.
  • Professor Natasha Mauthner, Professor of Social Science Philosophy and Method at the University of Aberdeen Business School. Professor Mauthner is a key figure in the development of critical social science through methodological innovation, in particular qualitative research.
  • Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. Professor Mazzucato is one of the most prominent social science voices in UK and international debates about financial markets, innovation and economic growth.
  • Professor Timothy McNamara, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. Professor McNamara is one of the world’s leading applied linguists, best known for his work on the socio-political dimensions of language testing for citizenship, migration and asylum and indigenous communities.
  • Professor Geoffrey Meen OBE, Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Reading and former government economist. Professor Meen is a leading specialist in the economic and policy analysis of housing markets from the local to national levels.
  • Professor Paul Miller, Professor Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Huddersfield. Professor Miller is a leading authority in the field of educational leadership, in particular the topic of discrimination faced by BME teachers in attaining leadership roles in UK schools.
  • Professor Arthur Nelson, Professor of Planning and Real Estate Development, and Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona, USA. Professor Nelson is one of the outstanding leaders in the USA as a practising planner, researcher, educator and advisor to public officials, with a particular focus on the benefits of good design of urban containment and growth management systems.
  • Professor Alan Paterson OBE, Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde. Professor Paterson is a leading international expert on appellate judges and the pre-eminent authority on the UK House of Lords and Supreme Court.
  • Adrian Penfold OBE, Head of Planning at British Land. Adrian Penfold is a practitioner with particular expertise in the development consent system, place-making and major mixed-use development. He was awarded the OBE for services to the property industry and public service to planning.
  • Professor Stephen Platt, Emeritus Professor of Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Platt is the leading UK figure in the field of understanding suicidal behaviour/self-harm and mental health.
  • Professor Sally Power, Co-Director of the Wales Institute of Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and Director, WISERD Education at Cardiff University. Professor Power is a significant writer in the sociology of education, and is particularly known for her work on the introduction of market reforms in England and elsewhere, and on the relationship between education and the middle class.
  • Professor Zoe Radnor, Professor of Service Operations Management at the University of Leicester. Professor Radnor is a leading and pioneering researcher in the field of public service operations management.
  • Professor Justin Rosenberg, Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. Professor Rosenberg is a leading scholar in IR theory, and is particularly known for his work on the critique of realism, globalisation, and the idea of uneven and combined development.
  • Professor Andrew Sanders, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Sussex. Professor Sanders is an eminent criminologist and a leading authority on prosecutions.
  • Professor Jackie Scully, Professor of Social Ethics and Bioethics at Newcastle University. Professor Scully is a leading light in the interdisciplinary field of bioethics, where she pioneered the ‘sociological turn’.
  • Professor Jonathan Spencer, Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Spencer is an internationally known expert on south Asian nationalism, in particular the Sri Lankan conflict
  • Professor Karl Spracklen, Professor of Music, Leisure and Culture at Leeds Becket University. Professor Spracklen is a pre-eminent scholar in the subject field of leisure studies and a world leader in the development of leisure theory, with particular interests in metal music studies.
  • Professor William Spurlin, Professor of English at Brunel University London. Professor Spurlin’s interdisciplinary scholarship in queer studies has been pivotal in its advancement as an established discipline.
  • Professor Jeanette Steemers, Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. Professor Steemers is a leading figure in the political economy of children’s media, international distribution of screen media, public service broadcasting, production studies and media industries.
  • Dr Wendy Sykes, Director, Independent Social Research. Dr Sykes is a highly distinguished social researcher, closely involved in the development of innovative methodological techniques and standards.
  • Professor Brian Taylor, Professor of Social Work at Ulster University. Professor Taylor is a key researcher and teacher on decision making, assessment, risk and the use of knowledge in social work.
  • Professor Vera Tolz, Sir William Mather Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester. Professor Tolz is a leading authority in Russian Studies with particular interests in ethnicity, identity and national building from Imperial Russia to the present day.
  • Susan Van Scoyoc, Consultant Psychologist. Susan Van Scoyoc is a practitioner chartered psychologist and educator, providing and training others in provision of expert witness, as well as working to improve policy.
  • Professor Peter Waldron, Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia. Professor Waldron is a leading UK scholar of modern Russia, in particular the government and politics leading up to the First World War and Revolution.
  • Professor Craig Watkins, Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield. Professor Watkins is an applied economist who has made major contributions to the economic analysis of land and housing markets.
  • Professor Matthew Weait, Professor of Law and Society at the University of Portsmouth. Professor Weait is a pioneering interdisciplinary socio-legal scholar in the field of criminal law relating to HIV transmission and exposure and to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV).
  • Professor Stephen Webb, Professor of Social Work at Glasgow Caledonian University. Professor Webb is a global leader in social work research, whose work frames the field.
  • Professor Cynthia Weber, Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. Professor Weber is a distinguished scholar of political science and international relations, with particular pioneering contributions to feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies, and queer studies.
  • Teresa Williams, Director of Social Research and Policy at the Nuffield Foundation. Teresa Williams has been an influential figure in both government and social research and has played a leading role in raising the profile of social science and Government Social Research in government.
  • Dr Wei Yang, Founding Director Wei Yang and Partners, London. Dr Yang is a renowned Chinese-British urban designer and master planner, who is known for innovative urban design. She is active in promoting joined up thinking between different built environment professionals.

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