Academy of Social Sciences Names 28 New Academicians


The Academy of Social Sciences in the United Kingdom earlier this year conferred the award of Academician in the Social Sciences (denoted by the postnominal letters ‘AcSS’) to the following 28 distinguished social scientists:

Peter Alldridge | Drapers’ Professor of Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Jan Baars | Professor of Interpretive Gerontology, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands

Academy of Social Sciences logoSuzy Braye | Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex

Stephen Briggs | Professor of Social Work, University of East London

Phillip Brown | Distinguished Research Professor in Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Mick Cooper | Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde

Roger Cotterrell | Anniversary Professor of Legal Theory, Queen Mary, University of London

Brigid Featherstone | Professor of Social Care, The Open University

Leslie Francis | Professor of Religions and Education, University of Warwick

Susan Gathercole | Professor in Psychology, University of Cambridge

James Goodwin | Head of Research, Age UK

Owen Hargie | Professor in Social Sciences, University of Ulster

Iain Hay | Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Human Geography, Flinders University, South Australia

John Heritage | Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California Los Angeles

Jacqueline Hodgson | Professor of Law, University of Warwick

Alan Irwin | Professor in Organization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Robert Lindley | Emeritus Professor in Social Sciences, University of Warwick

Corinne May-Chahal | Professor of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University

Glynis Murphy | Professor of Clinical Psychology & Disability, University of Kent

Rory O’Connor | Professor of Health Psychology, University of Glasgow

John Pinkerton | Professor of Child & Family Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast

Denise Rousseau | HJ Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Professor Peter Shirlow | Professor of Conflict Transformation, Queen’s University Belfast

Bernard Silverman | Chief Scientific Adviser, The Home Office

Carl Stychin | Professor of Law, City University, London

Fran Wasoff | Emeritus Professor of Family Policies, University of Edinburgh

Alison Wearden | Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester

Bob Woods | Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People, Bangor University

The mission of the Academy of Social Sciences is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The academy is composed of more than 900 individual academicians and 46 learned societies, representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Academicians are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors.


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