Professor Nicola Phillips conferred prestigious Fellowship

Professor Nicola Phillips has been conferred Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her work.

Nicola Phillips, Head of Department and Professor of Political Economy, has been conferred a prestigious fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences.

The Academy, the UK's national organisation for the promotion of social sciences academia, announced on March 3rd the "leading" social scientists who have been conferred fellowships. 

The Academy cited Professor Phillips's "international reputation for her work on the international political economy", in particular on the exploitation of labour through forced labour, child labour and human trafficking. 

The Academy said:

"The new 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 Andrew Geddes, Director of Research, said:

"This richly deserved honour from her peers is a reflection of Nicola's important research achievements and her leading contributions to the development of social sciences in the UK."

Nicola Phillips

Professor Nicola Phillips is the Head of the Department of Politics and a Professor of Political Economy.

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