Fellows' News

James Wilsdon FAcSS to lead new RoRi Initiative

The Academy of Social Science and its Campaign is delighted to congratulate our Fellow Professor James Wilsdon on his new role as the director of the new Research on Research Institute (RoRI). RoRI is a new partnership between Wellcome Trust, the universities of Sheffield and Leiden, and the technology firm Digital Science, which aims to… Read more »

Professor Sue Cox OBE FAcSS wins Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to our Fellow Professor Sue Cox OBE on being awarded the Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Academy of Management annual conference at Aston University. Professor Sue Cox is the chair of safety and risk management in Lancaster University Management School, and was the school’s dean from 2001 to 2015. She received… Read more »

Professor Sir Ian Diamond FAcSS appointed National Statistician

The Academy of Social Sciences extends its congratulations to its Fellow Professor Sir Ian Diamond on his appointment as National Statistician. Sir Ian succeeds John Pullinger CB FAcSS, who retired at the end of June. The National Statistician is the Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, Permanent Secretary of the Office for National Statistics… Read more »

Fiona Cownie FAcSS and Anthony Bradney FAcSS jointly awarded Socio-Legal Studies Association Prize 2018

Professor Fiona Cownie FAcSS and Professor Anthony Bradney FAcSS have jointly been awarded the Socio-Legal Studies Association Prize 2018 for Contribution to the Socio-Legal Community. The citation for the prize highlighted their ‘pathbreaking scholarship’ not only in their main field of expertise, legal education, but also in other areas, such as religion and law and… Read more »

Professor Louise Archer FAcSS wins ESRC Impact prize 2019

Congratulations to our Fellow Professor Louise Archer and her team at the UCL Institute of Education on their receipt of the Panel’s Choice Award at the ESRC Impact prizes 2019. The Panel’s Choice award recognises that a finalist’s work was highly commended by the judging panel. Professor Louise Archer and colleagues won the award for… Read more »

Six Academy Fellows appointed to the ESRC’s Strategic Advisory Network

Congratulations to our six Academy of Social Science Fellows who have been appointed to the ESRC’s Strategic Advisory Network (SAN). The SAN is comprised of leading experts from the academic and user communities. It helps the ESRC exploit opportunities and access the voice and expertise of its communities. Fellows who have been newly appointed are:… Read more »

ACSS Fellow Prof Stephen Linstead wins best research film at AHRC Research in Film Awards

Prof Stephen Linstead FAcSS’ short film “Black Snow” won the Best Research Film of the Year category at the Arts and Humanities Research in Films Awards 2018. Judged by a panel of film industry experts and leading academics, the winners were announced during a special awards ceremony at BAFTA in November, where they each receive a trophy and… Read more »

Dame Frances Cairncross FAcSS awarded President’s Medal

Academy Fellow, Dame Frances Cairncross, in a distinguished career, will be one of the winners of this year’s  British Academy President’s Medal. She receives her award for the pioneering way she has used economic and social science research in environmental, media, public policy and technology journalism. For decades Dame Frances Cairncross has been an advocate… Read more »

Professor Geoff Whitty

By Dr. Richard Collins FAcSS Geoff Whitty died on 27 July 2018. He was an able and valued member of the Academy’s Audit and Risk Committee and was best known in academic and public life as Director of the University of London’s, latterly UCL’s, Institute of Education. Geoff was born in 1946 in the suburban… Read more »

Academy welcomes five new council members at AGM

The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome five new council members at its 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held on 28 June 2018 at 33 Finsbury Square, London. The governing body of the Academy saw five new vacancies. Matthew Flinders and Catherine Pope resigned during the course of the year. Additionally,… Read more »