New fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences
31 October 2017
Two of the University’s social scientists have been recognised for the excellence and impact of their work.
Professor Sally Power, Co-Director of the Wales Institute of Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and Director, WISERD Education and Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, were named among 69 leading social scientists to be conferred the award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Power is a significant writer in the sociology of education, and is particularly known for her work on the introduction of market reforms in England and elsewhere, and on the relationship between education and the middle class.
Professor Kitchener has served as Dean and Head of Cardiff Business School since October 2012. His leadership is defined by his implementation of a unique public value strategy which directs the School to “promote economic and social improvement through interdisciplinary scholarship that addresses grand challenges, while operating a progressive approach to our own governance.”
Professor Power said: “I am delighted to have been conferred as a Fellow. I believe that the Academy plays a really important role in promoting and protecting the social sciences – a role that has never been more important in the light of the societal challenges facing Wales, the UK, Europe and beyond. I hope that my fellowship will enable me to make a contribution to this work.”
Professor Kitchener added: “I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to continue Cardiff University’s strong record of contributions to the Academy, and I look forward to helping promote the role that social scientists play in the delivery of value to the public.”
Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences said: “Each new distinguished Fellow has been recognised for their outstanding and impactful contributions in their respective fields, and will prove invaluable additions to the range of expertise within the Academy.
“This speaks not only to the power and scope of the social sciences to address the big issues of our time, but also to the growing depth and breadth of representation within the Academy as the voice of the social science community as a whole.”