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Two Sussex academics made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Ian Gazeley (left) and Professor Andy Stirling

Two University of Sussex academics are among 47 leading social scientists who have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Ian Gazeley, Professor of Economic History, 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.

Andrew Stirling, Professor of Science & Technology Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), 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.

They join Sussex professors Katie Bailey (Business and Management), Andy Field (Psychology), Louise Morley (Education), Elaine Sharland (Social Work), Rachel Thomson (Social Work and Social Care) and Paul Webb (Politics) as members of the organisation, which was established in 1999 to promote excellence in, and encourage the advancement of, the social sciences in the UK.

Emeritus professors Bob Benewick (Politics), Suzy Braye (Social Work), David Dyker (Economics), Mick Dunford (Economic Geography), Valerie Hey (Education), Keith Lewin (Education), Jennifer Platt (Sociology), Jim Rollo (Law), Imogen Taylor (Social Work), Jennifer Temkin (Law) and Ann Whitehead (Social Anthropology) are also Fellows.

The Academy of Social Sciences has more than 1,100 individual Fellows, who are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors.

They are awarded Fellowship status after peer group review of the standing and impact of their work and evaluation of their contribution to wider social science. Fellows are entitled to use the letters ‘FAcSS’ after their name.

New Fellows are welcomed and awarded their certificates by the President or Chair of the Academy at the AGM each summer and at the President’s Lunch each winter, which provide opportunities for them to meet other Fellows.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 31 March 2017

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