School of Social Sciences academic recognised for contribution to educational research
15 September 2015
Dr Sara Delamont, Reader at the School of Social
Sciences, received the British Educational Research Association’s John Nisbet
Fellowship on Tuesday 15th September.
Since 2014 the British Educational Research Association (BERA) has awarded the John Nisbet Fellowship, named in honour of the Association’s first President of BERA, to people deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to educational research.
Dr Delamont received the award at the BERA conference in Belfast in recognition of her lifelong commitment to this field. She is one of only four people who have had their contribution honoured in this way.
Delamont’s relationship with BERA began in 1974 when she was one of the
organisation’s founding members. She also went on to become the association’s
first female president in 1984.
This award sits alongside Dr Delamont’s previous accolades; she is an elected member of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences and was awarded the British Sociological Association’s Lifetime Service award in 2013.
Dr Delamont was the first female dean of the former faculty of humanities and social studies at Cardiff University, a post she held from 1983-1985, and was awarded the Cardiff University Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
Head of the School of Social Sciences, Professor Amanda Coffey spoke on behalf of her colleagues, saying: “we are really pleased that Sara's contribution to education has been recognised in this way”
The British Educational Research Association is a member-led charity that exists to encourage educational research and its application for the improvement of practice and public benefit.