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New Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

7 March 2016

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Professor Valerie Walkerdine and Professor Malcolm Williams have both been conferred with the Award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences.

Fellows are drawn from across the spectrum of academia, practitioners, and policymakers and have been recognised after a thorough process of peer review for the excellence and impact of their work in the social sciences.

This includes thought leadership based on innovative research, the application of evidence for policy, the adoption of social science insights in practice and sustained advocacy that has improved the public understanding of issues where social science can make a contribution in higher education, government, and everyday life.

Professor Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor, is a founding figure in the field of psychosocial studies and is at the forefront of research on subjectivity, class and gender.

Professor Williams, Director of the Cardiff Q-Step Centre, is a leader and innovator in the pedagogy of social research methods.

Professor Laurence Moore was also among those honoured in this way by the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Moore was founding Director of DECIPHer – the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement. He is currently Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow.