Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship for Prof Robert McMaster

Published: 2 October 2023

Professor Robert McMaster, Professor of Political Economy, has been elected as an Academy of Social Sciences Fellow.

Professor Robert McMaster, Professor of Political Economy, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

The Adam Smith Business School academic joins a prestigious community of leading social scientists from across the UK.

Elected for their substantial contributions to social science, this autumn’s cohort of Fellows highlight the importance, breadth and relevance of the social sciences to tackling the pressing issues facing society today. Their work spans a range of research areas including housing, homelessness and social care in marginalised communities, sustainable investing and behavioural finance, and international drug policy.

As well as excellence in research, many of our new Fellows, who are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and professions, have also made outstanding contributions to industry, policy and higher education.

President of the Academy, Will Hutton, said:

“It’s a pleasure to welcome these 47 leading social scientists to the Academy’s Fellowship. Throughout their careers so far, 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. I look forward to meeting and working with them to further promote the importance of the social sciences.”

The Academy’s Fellowship comprises over 1,500 leading social scientists from academia, the public, private and third sectors. Fellows’ expertise covers the breadth of the social sciences, and their practice and research addresses some of the major challenges facing communities, society, places and economies.

The new Fellows have been elected from 30 UK organisations, including 22 Higher Education Institutions and four non-profits, and from countries beyond the UK including Belgium, Canada and China.

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First published: 2 October 2023