Prof. Wendy Larner FAcSS named new president of the Royal Society Te Apārangi
17 July 2018
Professor Wendy Larner FRSNZ FAcSS FNZGS has taken up the role of president of the Royal Society Te Apārangi in July 2018. Prof. Larner is an internationally respected social scientist whose research sits in the interdisciplinary fields of globalisation, governance and gender. Royal Society Te Apārangi is an independent not-for-profit organisation that supports all New Zealanders to explore, discover and share knowledge. Its varied programmes provide funding and learning opportunities for researchers, teachers and school students, together with those who are simply curious about the world.
Prof. Larner is the Provost at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Earlier, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, and Professor of Human Geography and Sociology at the University of Bristol. Before her appointment to the University of Bristol, she held academic positions at the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, and Visiting Fellowships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States, Queen Mary University London in the UK, and the University of Frankfurt in Germany.
Professor Larner’s research has been recognised with a range of scholarships and awards, including most recently the Victoria Medal from the Royal Geographical Society, a Fulbright Senior Fellowship, Fellow of the New Zealand Geographical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK).
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