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Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences Names 47 New Fellows

October 3, 2023

Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences has named 47 social scientists as fellows, the national organization announced Monday.

The new fellows have been elected from 30 organizations in the United Kingdom, including 22 institutions of higher education and four non-profits, and from countries including Belgium, Canada and China.

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“Throughout their careers so far,” said Will Hutton, the president of the academy, “they have furthered our understanding, and made practical contributions, in a range of areas including improving the lives of children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, post-conflict educational reforms and the role of education in peacebuilding, and working with planning authorities to value ecosystem services.”

All academy fellows are selected through an independent peer review which recognizes their excellence and impact, including their wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit.

The Autumn 2023 cohort includes:

David Abbott | Professor of social policy, University of Bristol
Anya Ahmed | Professor of wellbeing and communities, Manchester Metropolitan University
Angharad Beckett | Professor of political sociology and social inclusion, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds
David Bewley-Taylor | Professor of international relations and public policy, Swansea University
Sir Richard Blundell CBE | Ricardo Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics University College London
Wendy Carlin FBA CBE | Professor of economics, Department of Economics, University College London
Mike Clancy | General secretary, Prospect Union
Lucie Cluver | Professor in child and family social work, University of Oxford
D’Maris Coffman | Professor of economics and finance of the built environment, University College London
Giorgia Doná | Professor of forced migration and refugee studies, University of East London
Susan Easton | Emeritus professor of law, Brunel Law School, Brunel University
Alex Edmans | Professor of finance, London Business School
Gitanjali Nain Gill | Professor of environmental law, Northumbria University
Judith Harford | Professor of education, University College Dublin
Alison Koslowski | Pro-provost (equity & inclusion)/professorial director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit
John Llewellyn | Partner, Independent Economics
Joan Loughrey | Head of the School of Law, Queens University Belfast
Muiris MacCarthaigh | Professor of politics and public policy, Queen’s University Belfast
Adam Marshall CBE | Specialist partner, Flint Global
Robert McMaster |Professor of political economy, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Auriol Miller | Director, Institute of Welsh Affairs
Peter Murphy |Professor of public policy and management, Nottingham Trent University
Marina Novelli |Professor of tourism and international development, University of Nottingham
Onyeka Osuji | Professor of law/ Dean of Essex Law School, Essex Law School, University of Essex
Tejendra Pherali | Professor of education, conflict and peace, University College London
Amanda Perry-Kessaris | Professor of law, University of Kent
Neil Pollock | Professor of innovation and social informatics, University of Edinburgh Business School
Jiří Přibáň | Professor of law, Cardiff University
Imran Rasul OBE | Professor of economics, University College London
Cheryl Regehr | Vice-president and provost, University of Toronto
Ricardo Sabates Aysa | Professor of education and international development, University of Cambridge
Russell Sandberg | Professor of law, Cardiff University
Nick Saville |Director of research institute & professor in language assessment, University of Cambridge
Alister Scott | Professor of environmental geography and planning, Northumbria University
Gavin Smart | Chief executive officer, Chartered Institute of Housing
Sarah Smith OBE | Professor of economics, University of Bristol
Will Snell | Chief executive, Fairness Foundation
Neil Spencer |Professor of applied statistics, University of Hertfordshire
Philip Stephens | Author and journalist, Financial Times
Allen Thurston | Professor of education, director of research in the School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast
Kitty Ussher | Chief economist, Institute of Directors
Robert Vanderbeck | Professor of human geography, School of Geography, University of Leeds
Louise Waite | Professor of human geography, School of Geography, University of Leeds
Paresh Wankhade | Professor of leadership and management, Edge Hill University
Rob Whiteman CBE | Chief executive, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Frank Witlox | Senior full professor of economic geography, Ghent University
Pengjun Zhao | Professor and dean of the school of urban planning and design, Peking University

The academy’s fellowship now comprises more than 1,500 social scientists from academia, the public, private and third sectors.

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