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Congratulations to the 16 geographers who were elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences last week. Their election to the Academy recognises their outstanding contributions to research and to the application of social science to policy, education, society and the economy.
Professor Andrew Barry FRGS is Professor of Geography at University College London. At the heart of his research has been a concern with the importance of materials and technologies in political and economic life, as well as political geographies of energy, and geographical and social theory.
Professor Jeremy Crampton FRGS is Professor of Urban Data Analysis at Newcastle University. He has longstanding interests in the development of digital mapping and geolocational technologies, and geographic analytics, including spatial Big Data, and digital biometric platforms.
Professor Patricia Daley FRGS is Professor of the Human Geography of Africa at the University of Oxford. Her research interests span the political economy of population migration and settlement; the intersection of space, gender, militarism, sexual violence and peace; racial hierarchies and violence; and the relationship between conservation, resource extraction, and rural livelihoods.
Dr Adam Dennett FRGS is Associate Professor of Urban Analytics at University College London. His research interests cover quantitative human geography, urban analytics and geographic information science.
Professor Mordechai Haklay FRGS is Professor of Geographical Information Science at University College London. His research interest includes participatory mapping and GIS, Citizen Science, Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) and usability aspects of GIS, and public access to environmental information.
Professor Laura Hammond FRGS is Professor of Development Studies at SOAS University of London. Her research interests include food security, conflict, forced migration and diasporas, and she is a member of the research team for the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins.
Professor Nina Laurie FRGS is Professor of Human Geography at the University of St Andrews. Her interests lie in global challenges that sit at the interface between development and the environment, particularly indigenous livelihoods and gender inequalities.
Professor Melissa Leach is Director of the Institute of Development Studies. Her interdisciplinary, policy-engaged research links environment, agriculture, health, technology and gender, with particular interests in knowledge, power and the politics of science and policy processes.
Professor Jo Little FRGS is Professor of Gender and Geography at the University of Exeter. Her research has had two main strands - rural geography, and gender and geography. Jo is currently Co-Editor of the Society’s academic journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
Professor Giles Mohan FRGS is Professor of International Development at The Open University. A human geographer, his research focuses on African governance and the transnational connections to and from Africa.
Professor Jamie Pearce FRGS is Professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh. His work considers social, political and environmental processes affecting social and spatial inequalities in health, including the role of place in understanding health outcomes and health-related behaviours.
Professor Tim Schwanen FRGS is Professor of Transport Geography at the University of Oxford. His research concentrates on the geographies of the everyday mobilities of people, goods and information, and is organised around the concerns of low carbon mobilities and cities, futures and temporality, social and spatial inequality, wellbeing, and the philosophy of transport and mobility.
Professor Lorraine van Blerk is Associate Dean Research and Professor of Human Geography at the University of Dundee. Her research lies at the intersection of social and development geography with a particular focus on children, youth and families.
Professor Bhaskar Vira FRGS is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the political economy of environment and development, particularly the ways in which large-scale economic, societal and environmental transformations are governed, and the values that frame how human societies engage with each other and with nature.
Professor Tim Vorley is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School. An economic geographer, his research and publications are predominantly in the fields of entrepreneurship, enterprise and regional economic development.
Professor Dariusz Wójcik is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Oxford. His research combines insights from geography, economics, political economy, sociology and anthropology and is based on both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including elite interviews.
See the full list of recently elected Fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences.
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