Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences announced today it has conferred the award of fellow on 47 leading social scientists, ranging from the chief statistician for the UK to the chief economic adviser to the Scottish government to a leading thinker on the role of cities in the future. The list includes social scientists on the leading edge of investigation into immigration, big data, health care, climate change and other headline-grabbing issues.
The new fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognized after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.
“The outstanding contributions of each new fellow,” said Roger Goodman, chair of the academy, “are a testament to the breadth of the social sciences, both in their ability to inform policy for public benefit, as well as in addressing some of our most pressing societal issues.
“The range of expertise of our more than 1,100 eminent fellows speaks to the Academy’s growing reach as the representative voice of the social science community as a whole.”
The full list of new fellows appears here in alphabetical order:
Jo Aldridge, Professor of Social Policy and Criminology at Loughborough University | She is a pioneering social policy academic researcher with a particular focus on vulnerable children and adults, establishing the concept of ‘young carers’.
Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London | He is a leading sociologist and public intellectual, and a key international thinker in the fields of the sociology of race, racism and immigration.
Charles Baden-Fuller, Centenary Professor of Strategy at Cass Business School, City, University of London | He is a major contributor to the field of strategy, pioneering new fields in areas such as cognition in strategy, and a seminal thinker with regard to mature firms and the nature of business models.
Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Professor of Geography at the University of Buffalo-SUNY, USA | She is internationally renowned for her expertise in economic and urban geography, and a leading thinker in location-based innovation for development.
Paul Bartholomew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at Ulster University | He is an established leader in the field of HE curriculum design practice, with a particular focus on enhancing the student learning experience.
Jeff Bishop, Planning, Design and Development Consultant | He has been a leading pioneer in the UK with regard to developing the practice of collaborative place-making, bringing together citizens/residents and experts in the planning process.
Alison Bowes, Professor of Sociology at the University of Stirling | She is known internationally for her research on care and support in older age, especially with reference to people from BME groups.
Adrian Burgess, Professor of Psychology at Aston University | He is an internationally recognized expert and methodological leader in psychophysiology, working on the boundary between the social sciences and neuroscience.
Jonathan Deer, Deputy Director, Research Division and leader of the Research Development Team at the LSE | He is a major strategic voice for university social science, especially in the European context, playing a major part in founding the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities.
Theo Farrell, Professor of International Security and Dean of Arts and Sciences at City, University of London | He is a leading scholar of international and security studies, pioneering a distinct ‘cultural school’ within military innovation studies. His research is known to have impacted particularly strongly on government and parliamentary understanding of the Afghanistan War.
Tess Fitzpatrick, Head of English and Applied Linguistics at Swansea University | She has an international reputation in lexical studies and in wider understanding of cognitive processes in language learning and education. She has pioneered extending lexical studies to applications in genetics, aging and dementia.
Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute, a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the internet | He is also chair of the Data Ethics Group of the Alan Turing Institute. He is the ‘go-to’ person internationally on matters relating to data and ethics.
Ian Gazeley, Professor of Economic History at the University of Sussex | He is known internationally for his work on the gender wage gap, poverty, nutrition and food consumption. He has been adviser to the BBC’s Back in Time for Dinner series.
Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser to the Scottish Government | He has been a leading figure in building social science capacity within Scottish Government.
Barry Goldson, Charles Booth Chair of Social Science at the University of Liverpool | He is an internationally leading figure in youth criminology and youth justice research and scholarship.
John Haskey, Senior Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford | He worked as a statistician in central government and led improvements to national statistics and policy making, pioneering innovative methods of data gathering, especially with regard to health, ethnicity, migration, family and relationships.
Anthea Hucklesby, Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Leeds | She is one of the UK’s leading empirical criminal justice researchers, with pioneering work on electronic monitoring of offenders.
Mark Jenkins, Professor of Business Strategy at Cranfield School of Management | He is a leading scholar in business management and strategy, most renowned for the impact of his work on the UK motorsport industry.
Carey Jewitt, Professor of Technology and Learning and Director of the UCL Knowledge Lab at UCL Institute of Education | She is a leading innovator of social science methodology, particularly in multimodal digital communication and learning.
Alexandra Jones, Director of Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | She is a leading analytical thinker on the role of cities as engines for economic growth in a post-industrial world.
John Knagg OBE, Senior Adviser for English and Exams at the British Council | He has pioneered engagement between the British Council and the social science academic community.
Pauline Leonard, Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton | She is a leading figure in the field of gender, work and organisation, both nationally and internationally, having been instrumental in making the study of workplace diversity mainstream.
Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol | He is a leading international scholar in fields including human memory, and the human understanding of climate change.
Desiree Lopez, Head of Behavioural and Social Strategy, Flamingo | She is a leading figure and user of social science in the world of applied social research.
Katy Mason, Professor of Markets, Marketing and Management at Lancaster University Management School | She has been at the forefront of developing the field of market studies.
Ian Masser, Senior Research Fellow at the Public Governance Institute at KU Leuven, Belgium | His highly influential work has been at the forefront of the revolution in the use of geographical information systems with respect to spatial data infrastructures: how data is captured, stored and analyzed.
Nasar Meer, Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship at the University of Edinburgh | He is a leading scholar in the study of comparative citizenship, including multiculturalism, interculturalism and integration with focuses on Muslim experience and Scottish understanding of nationhood and race.
Christopher Nobes, Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway, University of London | He is one of the most significant scholars in the accounting discipline, with particular interests in classification of accounting systems and international comparisons.
Jim, The Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Hon Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and previously chief economist for Goldman Sachs | He is one of the most distinguished and widely known political economists in the UK, and is best known for coining the term ‘BRIC’ nations.
Maury Peiperl, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of Cranfield School of Management | He is a pioneering scholar of career studies, with particular interests in executive development as well as expatiation, transnational careers and cosmopolitanism.
Alison Phipps OBE, UNESCO Chair of Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow | She is a leading researcher and public figure in conflict transformation, sanctuary and asylum seeking, as well as education and languages for peace and non-violence.
John Pullinger CB, UK National Statistician | He has led moves to ensure that the ONS is focused on the needs of users of statistics and the country’s future policy and evidence needs.
Helen Roberts, Professor of Child Health Research at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health | She is one of the leading social science researchers in child health and social care, women’s health and social science research methods, but has also pioneered major interventions bringing together academic research with policy and practice.
Christopher P Rodgers, Professor of Law at Newcastle University | He is one of the leading figures in environmental law, at the forefront of international research on commons governance, nature conservation, agricultural policy and land tenure.
Joan R Rosés, Professor of Economic History at the LSE | He has a world-leading reputation for his work on regional development and long-run economic growth.
Kirstein Rummery, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Stirling | She is a leading researcher in the fields of disability and community care, and health and social care partnerships.
Eugene Sadler-Smith, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of Surrey | He is a leading figure in the field of management and organisation studies, most notably through his work in the field of behavioral decision research on intuition.
Andrew Seltzer, Professor of Economics and Economic History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a leading economic historian specializing in 19th and 20th century labor markets and labor legislation in USA, Australia and UK.
Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law at the University of Kent | She is a pioneer in socio-legal research, particularly in the area of the sociological understanding of the dilemmas and effects of abortion law.
Graham Smith, Professor of Politics at the University of Westminster | He has been a leading figure in the establishment of ‘democratic innovations’ as a field of study within political science and is well known for his critical role in the development of the study of environmental politics.
Andy Stirling, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex | He is a leading social scientist on the issues of scientific governance, research policy and innovation policy, with special reference to questions of democracy, public policy and the environment, including the widely used Stirling Index of diversity.
Patrick Tissington, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London | He is a pioneer in the application of social sciences to the enhancement of working lives, with a particular interest in the development of leaders.
Azrini Wahidin, Associate Dean, Research & Innovation at Teesside University | She is a pioneering researcher looking at older offenders, female ex-combatants and women in the criminal justice system.
Patrick Wallis, Professor of Economic History at the LSE | His wide-ranging research includes pioneering work on human capital and training, and epidemics.
Kaye Wellings, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine | She is a pioneering figure in public health social science, and founded the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
Alan Wenban-Smith, Principal at the Urban & Regional Policy consultancy | As a leading practitioner planner he is particularly known for linking the components of spatial policy at urban and regional levels, bringing academic rigor into professional practice.
Jane Whittle, Professor of Rural History at the University of Exeter | She is a leading historian with particular interests in the social history of consumption and material culture, as well as mediaeval and early modern social and economic history.