Eight UNSW researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the most of any Australian research institution.
The UNSW researchers are among 30 new Fellows elected to the academy for 2015.
Fellows are elected by their peers and are recognised for their distinguished achievements and exceptional contributions made to the social sciences across 18 disciplines.
The new Fellows from UNSW are:
- Professor Phillip Mitchell AM, Scientia Professor and Head, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine
- Professor Peter Aggleton, Scientia Professor of Education and Health, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Professor Maree Teesson, Professor and Director, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
- Professor Lyn Craig, Professor and ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, Director of the Social Policy Research Centre
- Professor Bill Randolph, Professor and Director, City Futures Research Centre
- Professor Lisa Maher AM, Program Head and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Kirby Institute
- Professor Michael Quinlan, Professor, School of Management and Director, Industrial Relations Research Centre
- Professor W. Erwin Diewert, Professor, School of Economics
Academy of the Social Sciences President, Deborah Terry AO, said election as a Fellow provides an opportunity to contribute to the important work of the Academy in promoting the advancement of the social sciences.
The Fellows will be installed at the academy’s annual symposium and general meeting from 16-18 November 2015.
The full list of new Fellows for 2015 can be found here.