Professor Sarah Neal appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Sarah Neal on her recent award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

A photo of Sarah Neal

The Academy of Social Sciences has welcomed Sarah as one of 41 leading social scientists to the Fellowship this spring.

President of the Academy, Will Hutton, said: 'At a time when the importance of the social sciences to addressing many pressing issues cannot be overstated, it’s a pleasure to welcome these 41 leading social scientists to the Academy’s Fellowship. Their contributions have furthered our understanding in tackling a wide range of societal challenges including mitigating health and economic inequalities, understanding the causes and effects of hate crime, the development of inclusive practices in education, and the future of cities. We look forward to working with them to further promote the vital role the social sciences play in all areas of our lives.'

On receiving her award, Sarah commented: 'I'm really honoured to become a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. It feels very special to have been nominated and recognised for the various contributions I've made to the social sciences community. At a moment of intense social polarisation, the Fellowship also highlights the importance of research on everyday multi-culture and racialised belonging in urban and rural environments'.

About the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, practitioners and learned societies in the social sciences. The sector’s leading independent voice in the UK, we champion the vital role social sciences play in education, governments and business.

The social sciences include: anthropology; business, finance & management; development studies; economics; economic & social history; education; human geography; law; planning; politics; regional studies; sociology; social policy; social psychology; social statistics & methodologies.