UK’s Academy of Social Sciences Names 37 Fellows for Spring 2021

Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences has named 37 individuals in its spring 2021 cohort of fellows. New fellows are recognized, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.

A number of the new fellows are working on particularly nettlesome social issues that defy the boundaries of discipline. Professor Monder Ram, for example, who founded and directs the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship at Aston University, has shaped the field on ethnic minority entrepreneurship. Among many initiatives benefitting diverse and overlooked communities, he led the first and largest research project on ethnic minority businesses and banks in the UK. The findings were an important reference for financial/business support stakeholders working with ethnic minority communities.

Another example is Tracy Shildrick, a professor at the University of Newcastle internationally recognized for her work on youth transitions and intergenerational poverty. She has changed how we think, understand, and research these areas, challenging key myths about how and why poverty travels across generations and the difficulties young people face in making transitions to adulthood in conditions of marked inequality.

“Our new fellows have been selected for the excellence of their research, impact, thought leadership, and the practical application of social science to real world problems,” said Roger Goodman, president of the Academy of Social Sciences. “I congratulate them all and look forward to collaborating with them in promoting high quality social science in the UK and across the world.”

The Academy includes over 1,400 fellows, 46 member learned societies and a number of affiliates, altogether comprising a community of more than 90,000 social scientists

Spring 2021 New Fellows

Madelynne Arden | Professor of health psychology, Sheffield Hallam University

Timothy Baines | Chair in operations strategy, Aston University

Adrian Blackledge | Professor of sociolinguistics, University of Stirling

Janine Bosak | Professor of work and organizational psychology, Dublin City University

Christopher Chapman | Professor of educational policy, University of Glasgow

David Collins | Assistant vice president (research/ref) and professor of law, City, University of London

Lynn Prince Cooke | Professor of social policy, University of Bath

Prasanta Dey | Professor of operations and information management, Aston University

Giana Eckhardt | Professor of marketing, King’s College London

Vernon Gayle | Professor of sociology and social statistics, University of Edinburgh

Rose Gilroy | Professor of ageing, Policy and Planning, Newcastle University

Yoram Gorlizki | Professor of politics, University of Manchester

Stephen Hardy | Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull

David Hassan | Associate dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, Ulster University

Ailsa Henderson | Professor of political science, University of Edinburgh

Noreena Hertz | Economist and honorary professor, University College London

Beng Huat See | Professor of Education, Durham University

Joanne Hughes | Director of the Centre for Shared Education and Director of Research of the School of Social Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast.

Will Hutton | Political economist, author and journalist and associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Divya Jindal-Snape | Professor of education, inclusion and life transitions, University of Dundee

Zaheer Khan | Professor of strategy and international business, University of Aberdeen

Xia Li | Changjiang Scholar Professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai

Jeannette Littlemore | Professor of English language and applied linguistics, University of Birmingham

Brad MacKay | Senior vice-principal, University of St Andrews

Danny MacKinnon | Professor of regional development and governance, Newcastle University

Lee Elliot Major OBE | Professor of social mobility, University of Exeter

Vanessa May |Professor of sociology, University of Manchester

Sian Moore | Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit, University of Greenwich.

David Mosse | Professor of Social Anthropology, SOAS University of London

Sheilagh Ogilvie | Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford

Maggie O’Neill | Professor of sociology, University College Cork

Martyn Pickersgill | Personal Chair of the Sociology of Science and Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Monder Ram OBE | Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Aston University

Alison Shaw | Chief executive, Bristol University Press

Tracy Shildrick | Professor of inequalities, Newcastle University

Sally Shortall | Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy, Newcastle University

Richard Smith | Deputy pro vice chancellor and professor of health economics, University of Exeter

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The Academy of Social Science’s mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The academy is composed of individual academicians and learned societies; it responds to government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, organizes meetings about social science and seminars on topics that span social science disciplines, and sponsors a number of efforts that promote social science and enhance its value to society.

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