Fellows' News

Reflections on the Academy of Social Sciences: 2015-21

By Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, President, Academy of Social Sciences It has been a real privilege – and a genuine pleasure – to have been Chair of the Academy’s Council since 2015 and President for the last 18 months. It is also something of a shock to reflect on just how much has changed in… Read more »

Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS awarded RGS-IBG prestigious Patron’s Medal

Congratulations to our Chief Executive, Dr Rita Gardner CBE FAcSS on being awarded the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Patron’s Medal. Rita is one of two awardees of the Royal Medals (the Patron’s Medal and the Founder’s Medal), the second being the Chair of the British Caving Association, Andy Eavis. The Royal Medals, which are… Read more »

Michael Batty FAcSS and Wei Yang FAcSS form the Digital Task Force for Planning

An independent expert panel – the Digital Task Force for Planning has been formed by a group of influential thought leaders across a broad spectrum relating to planning and digital technology.  www.digital4planning.com The Task Force is chaired by Professor Michael Batty CBE FRS FBA FAcSS FRTPI, Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) in the… Read more »

Call for Fellow nominations Autumn 2021

The Academy welcomes Fellow nominations for autumn 2021. The deadline for submissions is Friday 4 June 2021. New nominations of outstanding social scientists are essential to sustaining the Fellowship lifeblood of the Academy and help ensure that we retain inclusion and diversity in many different dimensions across our Fellowship. We encourage applications from the academic,… Read more »

Press Release: Thirty-seven leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 16 February 2021:  We are delighted to announce that 37 leading social scientists have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. New Fellows are recognised, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public… Read more »

Professor Sasha Roseneil appointed as UCL’s first Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion)

Professor Sasha Roseneil FAcSS MInstGA PFHEA, Dean of Social and Historical Sciences, has been appointed as UCL’s first Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion). The new role provides senior academic leadership on all aspects of UCL’s equity and inclusion goals, including collaborating with senior leaders across the institution to help facilitate cultural change. Announcing the appointment,… Read more »

Professor Nic Beech FAcSS appointed new Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University

Congratulations to Professor Nic Beech, a Fellow and member of the Academy’s Council, on his appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University. He will take up his post in February 2020 and joins Middlesex from the University of Dundee, where he is Vice-Principal. Professor Beech has extensive leadership experience in higher education. He previously… Read more »

Fellows of the Academy conferred with Public Honours in the Queens New Year’s Honours 2020

The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that five of our Fellows have been conferred with Public Honours in the Queens New Year‘s Honours 2020 List. Professor Sarah Whatmore FBA was awarded a DBE for services to the Study of Environmental Policy Ms Rebecca Endean OBE was awarded a CBE for services to Analysis,… Read more »

Dr Wei Yang FRTPI FAcSS MCIHT elected Vice President RTPI

Congratulations to our Fellow Dr Wei Yang FRTPI FAcSS MCIHT on being elected as the next Vice President for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Dr Yang will be the RTPI’s Vice President for 2020, when she will work closely with the current president Sue Manns, and then will be leading the institute as President… Read more »

Professor Alan Alexander OBE, FRSE, FAcSS appointed new chair of Audit Scotland

Congratulations to our Fellow, Professor Alan Alexander OBE FRSE, on his appointment as the new chair of Audit Scotland. He will take up the position with effect from 1 April 2020. Professor Alan Alexander is an academic, writer and public servant. He served as General Secretary of The Royal Society of Edinburgh from 2013-2018. He… Read more »