Posted on 30/01/2013
L-R Professor John Ellis, Professor Philip Crang, Professor Klaus Dodds, Professor Paul Layzell).
The Principal, Paul Layzell hosted a reception on Monday to celebrate the achievements of two distinguished research colleagues in our Geography Department, Philip Crang, Professor of Cultural Geography, and Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, both of whom have been conferred the award of Academician by their peers in the Academy of Social Sciences.
The Academy is the leading voice in social science in the UK made up of eminent scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote social sciences in the UK for the public benefit.
Being an Academician means that a peer group has reviewed the standing and impact of one's work and found it worthy of the conferment of the award of Academician.
The Academy responds to Government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community and has recently commented on Open Access publishing and its implications, issues that were aired at a major 2-day conference which the Academy staged at the end of November 2012. This recommended that the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee conduct a more detailed inquiry into implementation of OA, including evidence from the Academy of Social Sciences and other influential bodies in the HSS sector.