New Fellows Announced

13 March 2015

  • Professor Jane Elliott FAcSS, Chief Executive, ESRC
  • Professor Craig Calhoun FAcSS, Director, LSE

The Academy is delighted to announce that it has conferred the Award of Fellow on the following 33 social scientists:

  • Professor Yehuda Baruch, Professor of Management, University of Southampton. Professor Baruch has advanced the field of human resource management (HRM), with particular interests in career studies and international HRM.
  • Professor Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School. Professor Birkinshaw is a leading researcher into management practices and innovation.
  • Professor Hugh Bochel, Professor of Public Policy, University of Lincoln. Professor Bochel is an expert on political leadership, policy making, and local government.
  • Professor Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor Calhoun is a leading international sociologist, with particular interests in the sociology of religion and the public utility of the social sciences.
  • Professor Richard Collier, Professor of Law and Social Theory, Newcastle University. Professor Collier is a distinguished socio-legal scholar who has played a pioneering role in law and gender research and scholarship, particularly through an exploration of the construction of legal masculinities.
  • Professor Colin Copus, Professor of Local Politics, De Montfort University. Professor Copus is an expert authority on local politics.
  • Professor David Crighton, Honorary Professor of Psychology, Durham University and Consultant Forensic Psychologist. Professor Crighton is at the forefront of forensic psychology, with particular interests and influence in risk assessment across the forensic field and suicide in prisons.
  • Professor Emerita Vaneeta-marie D’Andrea, Professor Emerita in Sociology of Education, University of the Arts London. Professor D’Andrea has made a particular impact in the world of higher education policy.
  • Professor Nicholas Deakin, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. Professor Deakin has been a leading researcher in the field of social policy.
  • Professor Isabel Dyck, Professor Emeritus in Geography, Queen Mary, University of London. Professor Dyck has produced outstanding scholarship on feminist, health and migration geography.
  • Professor Jane Elliott, Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Professor Elliott is an eminent quantitative sociologist, with a particular interest in longitudinal studies.
  • Professor Jane Falkingham, Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, University of Southampton. Particular interests in intergenerational transfers and relationships, and the economics and inequalities of ageing and the lifecourse have brought Professor Falkingham to the forefront of demography.
  • Professor Becky Francis, Professor of Education and Social Justice, King’s College, London. Professor Francis’ work on gender identities and social justice in education has been particularly notable.
  • Professor Theresa Gannon, Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Kent. Having carried out key work with female sex offenders, Professor Gannon is an international expert in forensic psychology, especially offender behaviour.
  • Dr Rita Gardner CBE, Director, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers). An academic geographer, Dr Gardner is also a leading figure in the learned society management sector, closely involved in knowledge exchange programmes and the promotion of social science, and policy development. She has a particular interest in developing and protecting geography education.
  • Professor Erica Haimes, Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University. Professor Haimes is a sociologist whose excellent work focuses on the social and ethical context and implications of developments in the life sciences.
  • Dr Sara Horrell, University Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Cambridge. Dr Horrell is a researcher into living standards and women and children’s work and welfare in industrialising Britain. She has taken that work beyond academia and into the contemporary world in work with the Department for International Development (DfID), exploring barriers to female empowerment and the alleviation of poverty.
  • Professor Christopher Hughes, Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, University of Warwick. Professor Hughes is one of Europe’s leading experts on international relations with Japan, particularly the US-Japan alliance.
  • Professor David James, Professor in Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Professor James is an exceptional educational theorist with particular interests in learning cultures and school choice, identity and social class.
  • Professor David Jary, Emeritus Professor, Staffordshire University. Professor Jary is a pioneering teacher of sociology and a writer on sociological theory.
  • Lord Robert Kerslake, former Permanent Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and former Head of the UK Civil Service. Lord Kerslake has been a significant user and commissioner of social science at the highest levels within government, involved in knowledge exchange and working particularly in the area of local authorities.
  • Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, Kings College London. Professor Manthorpe is a gerontologist who leads outstanding research on social care and health services.
  • Professor James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester. Professor Nazroo has gained international recognition for his work in the field of ethnic inequalities in health and later life.
  • Professor Edoardo Ongaro, Professor of International Public Services Management, Northumbria University. Professor Ongaro is an eminent social scientist in the field of administrative sciences, public administration and public management.
  • Professor Deborah Oxley, Professor of Social Science History, University of Oxford. Professor Oxley is a pioneering applier of social science approaches and methods to the study of historical problems.
  • Professor Martin Partington CBE QC (Hon), Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Bristol. Professor Partington is an eminent socio-legal scholar working in the field of housing law, welfare law and administrative justice and served as a Law Commissioner for England and Wales.
  • Professor Andy Ross, Economist, High Oak Enterprises. Professor Ross is an economist and teacher of economics, who has been a key figure in promoting high quality economic thinking, analysis and policy development as well as engagement across the social sciences within government.
  • Professor Hilary Sommerlad, Professor of Law, University of Birmingham. Professor Sommerlad works on diversity in the legal profession, professional identity formation and legal aid practice.
  • Professor Aileen Stockdale, Professor of Environmental Planning, Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Stockdale is an internationally renowned researcher in the rural geography and planning, particularly rural migration and development.
  • Professor Celia Wells OBE, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Bristol. Professor Wells is one of the UK’s foremost academic lawyers, with a particular interest in public policy.
  • Tim Whitaker, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Consultant. Mr Whitaker is a social researcher and policy analyst who has focused on health service delivery, public policy for health and who has done pioneering work in developing the communication and dissemination of social science beyond academia.
  • Professor Stephen Whittle OBE, Professor of Equalities Law, Manchester Metropolitan University. Professor Whittle is a leading worker in the field of transgender rights.
  • Professor James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy, University of Sussex and Chair, Campaign for Social Science. Professor Wilsdon is a broad-ranging social scientist, with a particular interest in multidisciplinary applications in public and social policy making. He is Chair of the Academy’s Campaign for Social Science.

Press Release from the Academy of Social Sciences [click here to download]

Conferment Card March 2015 [click here to download]