Birmingham researchers appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

It was announced yesterday that three researchers from the College of Social Sciences have been appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences: Professor Simon Collinson, Professor of International Business and Innovation, Professor Joanne Duberley, Professor of Organisation Studies and Professor Vivien Lowndes, Professor of Public Policy.  

The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in various fields, including higher education, social, economic and environmental policy, government, law, charitable foundations and think tanks.

Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy said:

“Each new distinguished Fellow has been recognised for their outstanding and impactful contributions in their respective fields, and will prove invaluable additions to the range of expertise within the Academy.

“This speaks not only to the power and scope of the social sciences to address the big issues of our time, but also to the growing depth and breadth of representation within the Academy as the voice of the social science community as a whole.”