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New Fellows Elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to our colleagues who have been elected as Fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences.

Election as a fellow of the Academy is awarded by peers in recognition of the tremendous contribution that colleagues have made to their respective fields:

Professor Viviene Cree
(Professor of Social Work Studies)
Viv has been elected for her strengths in social work research, including a focus upon talking and listening to children, and the analysis of moral panics.

Professor Jonathan Crook
(Professor of Business Economics)
Jonathan has an international reputation in the area of credit risk modelling and the economics of consumer credit. Many of us have sought his advice and support over the years.

Professor Stephen Platt
(Emeritus Professor of Health Policy)
Steve has worked with many of us in his previous role as Director of the Research Unit in Health and Behavioural Change and latterly as an Emeritus Professor in the Usher Institute.  He is a leading figure in the field of understanding suicidal behaviour/self-harm and mental health.

Professor Jonathan Spencer
(Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society)
Jonathan is an internationally known expert on south Asian nationalism, in particular the Sri Lankan conflict. 

"On behalf of the School I would like to thank them for their contribution to social and political science as researchers, teachers and citizens." 
Professor Linda McKie, Dean/Head of School of Social and Political Science

Further Information

A full listing of all new Fellows can be found on the Academy of Social Sciences website.

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