Five academics recognised as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences welcomes five academics recognised as Fellows of the Academy of Social Scienes (ACSS)

The Academy of Social Sciences announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 73 leading social scientists.

The Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences, recognised 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, such as higher education, social, economic and environmental policy, government, law, charitable foundations and think tanks. 

After an extensive peer review process, five of The University of Manchester academics were amongst the chosen: 

  • Professor Christopher Armitage, Professor of Health Psychology.
    Renowned for his influential research using psychological theory to develop effective behaviour change interventions. 
  • Professor Alice Bloch, Professor of Sociology.
    A leading scholar in eminent migration and forced migration.
  • Professor Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology.
    His recent research has produced new evidence on the psycho-biological effects of chronic exposure to stressful and poor working conditions.
  • Dr Jo Hart, Reader in Health Professional Education.
    A leading health psychology, globally known for her expertise in higher education leadership and in health professional education.
  • Professor Wendy Olsen, Professor of Socio-Economics.
    A distinguished inter-disciplinary oriented social scientist, focussing on how economic life is lived in social terms. 
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