Academy of Social Sciences confers Fellowship to 40 outstanding social scientists

Published: 2 September 2022

he Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that 40 outstanding social scientists have been conferred Fellowship of the Academy this autumn including UofG academic.

The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that 40 outstanding social scientists have been conferred Fellowship of the Academy this autumn.

Among those recognised is Professor Michele Schweisfurth, Professor of Comparative and International Education, based at the School of Education. 

The newly elected Fellows are highly accomplished individuals recognised for excellence in their fields and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.

This autumn’s cohort represent a great balance of practitioners and academics.

Many are making exceptional efforts to tackle the urgent issues currently facing the UK in areas such as the economy, communities, the environment, places, and beyond. They are drawn from varied backgrounds, disciplines and institutions from across Britain and overseas.

The Academy’s Fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from academic, public, private and third sectors, across the full spectrum of the social sciences. Through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policymaking, and practice, they have helped to deepen the understanding of, and address, some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world.

All Academy Fellows are conferred following independent and robust peer review by the Academy’s Nominations Committee. They are selected on the basis of the substantial contributions they have made to policy and practice, and for going above and beyond the normal requirements of their roles.

We warmly welcome them to the Academy and look forward to working with them in future to champion the social sciences and deepen understanding of their vital role in shaping our contemporary human world.

Will Hutton FAcSS, President, Academy of Social Sciences said: "The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome an excellent range of highly distinguished social scientists to join our ranks - as the work of social science become ever more important. We look forward to engaging with them in our work."

About the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, practitioners and learned societies in the social sciences. The sector’s leading independent voice in the UK, we champion the vital role social sciences play in education, governments and business.

The social sciences include: anthropology; business, finance & management; development studies; economics; economic & social history; education; human geography; law; planning; politics; regional studies; sociology; social policy; social psychology; social statistics & methodologies.

First published: 2 September 2022