Professor Jackie Marsh conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)

Photograph of Professor Jackie MarshWe are delighted to announce that Professor Jackie Marsh has been confirmed as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Jackie contributes to various programmes in the School of Education and supervises EdD and PhD students in the fields of early childhood education and new literacies. Her research interests focus on exploring children’s access to new technologies and their emergent digital literacy skills, knowledge and understanding. She has examined the way in which parents/carers and other family members support this engagement. Jackie has also conducted a number of research projects that have explored how creative and innovative teachers have responded to the challenges of the new media age. Jackie is Director of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

This prestigious award reflects positively on The School of Education’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading education departments. Professor Elizabeth Wood, Head of The School of Education, said:

“The award recognises Jackie's exceptional contribution to the Social Sciences, for her ground-breaking research in the field of Literacies, and children's digital play which is highly regarded in the UK and internationally.”

Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy 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.”

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of around a thousand individual fellows, 41 learned societies, and a number of affiliate members, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists.

Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences