The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. Along with 64 other academics, their election to the Academy recognises the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.
Professor Neil Adger FRGS is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. A world-renowned social scientist on climate change and environmental risks, his research focuses on adaptation to climate change, migration in response to environmental change and the sustainability and resilience of socio-ecological systems.
Professor David Demeritt FRGS is Professor of Geography at King’s College London and has made important contributions to conceptualising environment-society relations and to environmental policy and risk regulation.
Professor Susan Parnell is Global Challenges Research Chair at the University of Bristol. An eminent geographer with a particular focus on urban Africa, she has worked with civil society, government and donors.
Professor Hester Parr FRGS is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Glasgow. An influential scholar and recipient of the Society’s 2018 Back Award, Professor Parr has led social and cultural geography research in relation to mental health for 25 years.
Professor Steve Pile FRGS is Professor of Human Geography at the Open University and is a leading figure in his field, focussing on the politics of identity.
Professor Jane Pollard FRGS is Professor of Economic Geography at Newcastle University. A leading figure in the field of economic geographies of money, nationally and internationally, her research focuses on the geo-economic, political and social constitution of financial networks.
Professor Sarah Radcliffe FRGS is Professor of Latin American Geography at the University of Cambridge and is renowned for her research into the dynamics of alterity in citizenship and in post-colonial social hierarchies.
Professor Gillian Rose FRGS is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford. Her research on shaping the field of cultural geography focuses on feminist geography, visual studies and digital studies.
Dr Andrew Tatem FRGS is Professor of Spatial Demography and Epidemiology at the University of Southampton and is at the forefront of the development and application of novel geospatial data sources.
These leading geographers join the Academy of Social Science’s community of 1,313 other independent Fellows, 44 Learned Societies and a number of affiliates to promote social science in the UK for the public benefit.
The Society’s Immediate Past President, Nicholas Crane, is giving the 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture in Newcastle at the end of the month.
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