Press Release: Seventy-three leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

19 March 2019

London, 5 March 2019: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 73 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.

The full list of Fellows (in alphabetical order by last name):

Professor Neil Adger, Professor of Human Geography, University of Exeter. A world-renowned social scientist on climate change and environmental risks.

Mr Stephen Anderson. Executive Director of the AcSS for more than 10 years until January 2019.

Professor Georgios Antonopoulos, Professor of Criminology at Teeside University. A leading figure in the study of organised crime.

Professor Christopher Armitage, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester. Renowned for his influential research using psychological theory to develop effective behaviour change interventions.

Professor Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health, University of Edinburgh. Her work on tobacco control has had an international impact on smoking cessation measures.

Professor Tony Blackshaw, Professor of Leisure Studies and Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University. A leading scholar in the sociology of leisure, sport, community and deviance, as well as Bauman studies.

Professor Alice Bloch, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. A leading scholar in eminent migration and forced migration.

Professor Christina Boswell, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh. An international authority on immigration and refugee policy.

Professor Susan Bright, Professor of Land Law at the University of Oxford. An established international property law scholar, particularly noted for her work on property governance and energy efficiency.

Professor Rachel Brooks, Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey. Has developed new analyses of international student mobility, focussing on the outward migration of students from the Global North, as well as those from the Global South.

Professor Michael Burton, Professor of Psychology, University of York. An eminent cognitive psychologist, whose influential work has mainly addressed the issue of human face perception.

Professor Judith Cashmore, Professor of Socio-legal Research and Policy, University of Sydney. A leading scholar working at the intersection of law, development psychology, social work, social policy and criminology.

Professor Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Manchester. His recent research has produced new evidence on the psycho-biological effects of chronic exposure to stressful and poor working conditions.

Professor David Collings, Professor of Human Resource Management at Dublin City University. An eminent scholar with social science reach across business and management scholarship and practice.

Professor Ross Coomber, Professor of Criminology and Sociology at the University of Liverpool. A leading figure in the field of research on drug use, supply and policy.

Professor Roisin Corcoran, Chair in Education, University of Nottingham. One of the world’s leading authorities on social and emotional learning.

Professor Howard Davis, Professor of Social Theory and Institutions, Bangor University. His ground-breaking sociology has made important contributions to our understanding of identity, language and culture.

Professor David Demeritt, Professor of Geography at King’s College London. An eminent geographer who has made important contributions to conceptualising environment-society relations and to environmental policy and risk regulation.

Professor Jean-Louis Denis, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Universite de Montreal. A leading international figure in health policy and health organisation research, focussing on large scale reform of health systems.

Professor Joe Devine, Professor of Global Development, University of Bath. An internationally-recognised scholar, focussing on extreme poverty and the efforts of poor people to secure access to resources, power and political voice.

Ms Jenny Dibden, Head of the Government Social Research Service. An eminent and influential senior analyst in central Government with a distinguished record in developing and providing evidence and analysis to inform Ministerial decisions.

Professor Helga Dittmar, Professor of Social and Applied Psychology, University of Sussex. Has developed over 25 years a ground-breaking research programme on the impact of consumer culture values on identity and well-being.

Professor Jane Duckett, Edward Caird Chair of Politics, University of Glasgow. A leading international authority on Chinese politics, including on health, social and welfare policy.

Professor Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence, Children’s Commissioner’s Office. A leading practitioner in the social sciences, specialising in the provision of evidence, measurement and analysis in the fields of social policy and education.

 Professor Simone Fullagar, Professor, Sport and Social Science, University of Bath. A leading scholar in the field of leisure studies, whose research interests include gender and leisure.

 Professor Alison Fuller, Professor of Vocational Education and Work, UCL Institute of Education. A leading scholar with an international reputation in the field of vocational education and training and education-to-work transitions.

Professor Kristian Gleditsch, Regius Professor of Political Science, University of Essex. A world-leading political scientist, renowned for his research on international relations.

Professor Dabo Guan, Professor of Climate Change Economics, University of East Anglia. A leading scholar in climate change who advises on China’s climate change policies.

Professor Mark Harrison, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick. A leading scholar on the economic history of modern Russia, the comparative economics of the two World Wars, and the historical economics of violence and rule-breaking behaviour.

Dr Jo Hart, Reader in Health Professional Education, University of Manchester. A leading health psychologist, globally known for her expertise in higher education leadership and in health professional education.

Professor David Hughes, Professor in Health Policy, Swansea University. Renowned for bringing a qualitative sociological perspective to applied health policy research.

Professor Adele Jones, Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield. A leading authority on the topic of gender-based violence, who has carried out pioneering work on the abuse of marginalised women and girls.

Professor Caroline Knowles, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. A leading scholar of race, ethnicity, migration and urban change, with research which spans North America, the UK, Asia and Africa.

Dr Tim Leunig, Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary of State, Defra. Has a distinguished record of service in Government and academia and regularly appears on the media as a commentator on economic matters.

Professor Louise Locock, Professor of Health Services Research, University of Aberdeen. Her influential scholarship examines the intersection between organisational behaviour and health service delivery.

Professor Louise Mallinder, Professor of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. An eminent scholar of transitional justice, renowned for her work on amnesties as a form of transitional justice.

Professor William Maloney, Professor of Politics, Newcastle University. An internationally-renowned scholar in the areas of civil society organisations, social capital and political participation.

Professor Robin Mansell, Professor of New Media and the Internet, London School of Economics. One of the leading social scientists in the field of information technology research from the 1980s.

Professor Stephen McKay, Distinguished Professor in Social Research, University of Lincoln. Renowned for his research into key policy areas, including family change, income and wealth, disability, employment and volunteering, and social security.

Professor Paul Mizen, Professor of Monetary Economics, University of Nottingham. A leading figure in monetary economics, known for his work on monetary transmission and monetary policy, particularly as it affects the corporate sector and financial system.

Professor Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Professional Ethics, University College, London. One of the UK’s foremost scholars on lawyers, legal services and professional ethics.

Professor Victor Murinde, AXA Professor of Global Finance, SOAS, University of London. Renowned for his pioneering work on developing flow-of-funds models for research and policy applications in developing countries.

Professor Karim Murji, Professor of Social Policy and Criminology, University of West London. His research on reconfigurations of policing includes breakthrough work in the analysis of drugs markets.

Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova, Professor in International Political Economy, City, University of London. Has championed the introduction of BSc IPE as an undergraduate degree and launched the first such programme in the UK at City, University of London in 2013.

Professor Melanie Nind, Professor of Education, University of Southampton. Renowned for her innovative work on “intensive interaction” – intervening in the development of young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Professor Wendy Olsen, Professor of Socio-Economics, University of Manchester. A distinguished inter-disciplinary oriented social scientist, focussing on how economic life is lived in social terms.

Professor Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford. A leading economic historian of globalisation, particularly known for his work on how globalisation can be undermined by its distributional impact.

Professor Carrie Paechter, Professor of Education, Nottingham Trent University. Her influential and innovative work encompasses gender theory, investigations into gender and childhood and LGBTQI+ parented families and schools.

Professor Inderjeet Parmar, Professor in International Politics, City, University of London. An eminent scholar in international relationship and author of Foundations of the American Century, an obligatory reference point on the history of social science, international relations and US foreign policy.

Professor Susan Parnell, Global Challenges Research Chair, University of Bristol. An eminent geographer with a particular focus on urban Africa who has worked with civil society, government and donors.

Professor Hester Parr, Professor of Human Geography, University of Glasgow. An influential scholar, who has led social and cultural geography research in relation to mental health for 25 years.

Professor Steve Pile, Professor of Human Geography, Open University. A leading figure in human geography, focussing on the politics of identity.

Professor Jane Pollard, Professor of Economic Geography, Newcastle University. A leading figure in the field of economic geographies of money, nationally and internationally.

Professor Gary N. Powell, Professor Emeritus of Management, University of Connecticut. A world-leading scholar, focussing on gender in management and work-family balance.

Professor Carol Propper, Professor of Economics, Imperial College London. A leading economist, her influential research  focuses on the impact of incentives on the quality of health care delivery and productivity.

Professor Sarah Radcliffe, Professor of Latin American Geography, University of Cambridge. Renowned for her research into the dynamics of alterity in citizenship and in post-colonial social hierarchies.

Professor Rafael Ramirez, Professor of Practice, University of Oxford. A pioneer of organisational aesthetics and the concept of value-creating systems.

Professor Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography, University of Oxford. Renowned for her work in shaping the field of culture geography with a particular focus on feminist geography, visual studies and digital studies.

Professor Mark Saunders, Professor of Business Research Methods, University of Birmingham. Renowned for his contribution to methods research, human resource management and social science researcher development.

Professor Joanne Scott, Professor of European Law, European University Institute. A leading scholar in European Union law, especially European Union environmental law.

Professor Elizabeth Shepherd, Professor of Archives and Records Management, UCL. Has an international reputation for her work on archives and records management, especially in relation to the impact of new information and communication technologies.

Professor Julie-Marie Strange, Professor of British History, University of Manchester. A leading figure in framing historically-informed research questions around issues of the marketplace and accountability in humanitarian discourse and practice.

Professor Mark Stuart, Montague Burton Professor of Human Resource Management and Employee Relations, University of Leeds. Renowned for his work on vocational education and training and union engagement in labour market renewal.

Dr Andrew Tatem, Professor of Spatial Demography and Epidemiology, University of Southampton. At the forefront of the development and application of novel geospatial data sources.

Professor Ian Tonks, Professor of Finance, University of Bristol. Renowned for his research on pension economics, fund manager performance, directors’ trading and market microstructure.

Mr Christopher Tunnell, Director and Group Leader: Planning, Arup. An economist and chartered town planner, who has made a significant contribution to public policy development and evaluation.

Professor Imogen Tyler, Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University. An eminent social scientist, renowned for her research on class, racism and gender and their intersections.

Professor Sarah Vickerstaff, Professor of Work and Employment, University of Kent. A leading social scientist, renowned for her research into paid work in later life.

Professor Justin Waring, Professor of Organisational Sociology, University of Nottingham. At the forefront of research into the organisation and delivery of health care, especially relating to quality improvement and patient care.

Professor Rorden Wilkinson, Professor of Global Political Economy, University of Sussex. Has pioneered institutional understandings of international organisations in world politics, particularly with regard to the World Trade Organisation.

Professor Daniel Wincott, Blackwell Professor of Law and Society, Cardiff University. An eminent scholar who has made major interventions on numerous areas of politics and law, including on UK devolution, European welfare capitalism and Brexit.

Dr Sharon Wright, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Glasgow. Has made important contributions to the use of rigorous social science evidence to shape social security policy and employment service practice in Scotland.

Ms Belinda Yuen, Research Director, Singapore University of Technology and Design. Renowned for her research into urban planning and the development of Asian cities.

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Notes to editors:
About the Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of 1313 individual Fellows, 44 Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most learned societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented within the Academy. The Academy also sponsors the Campaign for Social Science.

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