Salford academic awarded Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship

Categories: School of Health and Society

Professor Lisa Scullion (pictured) from the University of Salford has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences for her contribution to social sciences.

Professor Lisa Scullion

The Academy’s Fellowship comprises distinguished social scientists from academia and the public, private and third sectors. Fellows are drawn from across the full spectrum of the social sciences. 

They are individuals who, through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policymaking, and practice, have helped to deepen understanding of and address some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world.

Newly elected Fellows are selected through an independent peer review which recognises their excellence and impact, including their wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit.

Lisa is among 47 leading social scientists who have been have been successfully nominated to become Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences as part of its Spring 2022 cohort.

Will Hutton FAcSS, President of the Academy of Social Sciences, said: "The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome the Spring 2022 group of new Fellows to join our ranks - representing an excellent range of highly distinguished social scientists. We look forward to engaging with them in our work."

On receiving news of her nomination, Lisa said: “It is such an honour to receive this Fellowship. I am so proud of the recognition of the public benefit of the work that we are leading at the University of Salford and I am grateful for the support of my colleagues over many years.”

Professor Margaret Rowe, Dean of the School of Health and Society, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and well-deserved recognition of Lisa as a leading figure in her field. Lisa’s research has huge ongoing impact for social policy, and is making a real difference to people’s lives.”

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