Social science Academicians announced

The Academy of Social Sciences has bestowed more than 50 new Academician awards on to leading social scientists

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The recipients come from wide and varied backgrounds in the social sciences including sociology, criminology, law, geography and linguistics. 

Among the 51 academics given the title are Sir Peter Hall, professor of urban regeneration and planning at University College London, a town planning and regeneration pioneer; Philip Cowley, professor of parliamentary government at the University of Nottingham, who is regularly sought after by the media for comment on political issues; Fran Bennett, an expert on social policy at the University of Oxford; Charles Pattie, professor of geography at the University of Sheffield, an expert on electoral behaviour and David Walker, the journalist, broadcaster and author.

The award has also been conferred on Perri 6, professor of public management at Queen Mary, University of London, whose research focuses on the cultural theory of risk.

Professor 6, who changed his name from David Ashworth in 1983, worked for the centre-left think tank Demos in the 1990s and has carried out government-backed research for the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The national Academy represents distinguished academics, societies and practitioners in the social sciences. It has previously awarded Academician status to 46 societies and 900 individuals from universities and the policy and practice communities, representing nearly 90,000 social scientists.

The status of Academician, including the entitlement to put the letters “AcSS” after a practitioner’s name, is bestowed after work has been reviewed by peer groups. 

The full list of the 51 is:

Professor David Adams
Ian Mactaggart, chair of property and urban studies
University of Glasgow

Emeritus Professor Martin Albrow
Honorary vice-president
British Sociological Association

Professor Alison Anderson
Professor, School of Social Science and Social Work
Plymouth University

Professor Adrian Bailey
Chair, professor of geography
Hong Kong Baptist University

Professor Jon Bannister
Professor of criminology
Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Anne Barlow
Professor of family law and policy
University of Exeter

Professor Michele Barrett
Professor of modern literary and cultural theory
Queen Mary, University of London

Fran Bennett
Senior research fellow in social policy and intervention
University of Oxford

Professor David Block
Research professor in sociolinguistics
Universitat de Lleida

Professor Vanessa Burholt
Professor of gerontology
Swansea University

Professor Matthew Carmona
Professor of planning and urban design
UniversityCollege London

Professor Neil Coe
Professor of economic geography
National University of Singapore

Professor Philip Cowley
Professor of parliamentary government
University of Nottingham

Professor Paul Crawford
Professor of health humanities
University of Nottingham

Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology

Professor John Curtice
Professor of politics
University of Strathclyde

Professor Stewart Fotheringham
Professor of human geography
University of St Andrews

Professor Jon Gabe
Professor of sociology
Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Andrew Geddes
Professor of politics
University of Sheffield

Vincent Goodstadt
Independent planning advisor

Professor Sir Peter Hall

Bartlett professor of urban regeneration and planning
UniversityCollege London

Professor Simon Halliday
Professor of socio-legal studies
University of York

Professor Stephen Hinchcliffe
Professor of human geography
University of Exeter

Emeritus Professor Jenny Hockey
Emeritus professor of sociology
University of Sheffield

Professor Sarah Holloway
Professor of human geography
Loughborough University

Professor Ian Rees Jones
Professor of sociological research
Cardiff University

Professor Desmond King
Andrew W Mellon professor of American government
University of Oxford

Keith Kintrea
Head of urban studies
University of Glasgow

Professor Loretta Lees
Professor of human geography
King’s College London

Professor Constant Leung
Professor of educational linguistics
King’s College London

Professor David Lyon
Queen’s research chair in surveillance studies
Queen’s University, Canada

Professor Judith Masson
Professor of socio-legal studies
University of Bristol

Professor Jon May
Professor of geography
Queen Mary, University of London

Emeritus Professor David HJ Morgan
Professor in sociology
University of Manchester

Professor Linda Mulcahy
Professor of law
London Schoolof Economics and Political Science

Hon. Professor Kevin Murray
Director
Kevin Murray Associates (planning consultancy)

Professor David Ormrod
Professor of economic and cultural history
University of Kent

Professor Stephen Osborne
Professor of international public management
University of Edinburgh

Professor Joseph Painter
Professor of geography
Durham University

Professor Charles Pattie
Professor of geography
University of Sheffield

Professor Christine Piper
Professor in law
Brunel University

Professor Lydia Plowman
Chair in education and technology
University of Edinburgh

Emeritus Professor Philip Rees
Professor of population geography
University of Leeds

Professor Tess Ridge
Professor of social policy
University of Bath

Professor Karen Rowlingson
Professor of social policy
University of Birmingham

Professor Emeritus Neil Serougi
Consultant in health informatics

Professor Perri 6
Professor in public management
Queen Mary, University of London

Professor Louise Stoll
Professor of education
Institute of Education, University of London

Emeritus Professor William Twining
Emeritus Quain professor of Jurisprudence
University College London

David Walker
Journalist and author

Professor Anthony Gar-On Yeh
Professor of urban planning and design
University of Hong Kong 

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