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Prof. John Peterson Named to Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences has awarded Academician status to Prof. John Peterson, along with other distinguished senior social scientists, for his "significant contribution to the social sciences."

From the Academy of Social Sciences website:

The Academy is delighted to announce the award of Academician status to 64 senior social scientists. The award is for making a significant contribution to the social sciences and is by nomination and peer group review. Speaking about the conferment, the Chair of Council, Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS, said:

“I am delighted that we are able to confer the award on such a significant number of distinguished new Academicians. The social sciences have a vital contribution to make towards some of the big issues facing society today, such as sustainability, crime, communities and individual fulfilment and well-being. Conferment of the award will give confidence that the contributions made by Academicians to knowledge production and transfer are well founded, because they are based on rigorous peer group review of the available evidence.”

  • Read more about the AcSS here
  • See full list of all nominees here 
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