University staff receive Academicians honour
Three academics from the University of Sheffield have received accolades for their outstanding contribution to social sciences.
Emeritus Professor Peter Hannon, from the School of Education, Professor Peter Marsh, from the Department of Sociological Studies and Professor Georgina Waylen, from the Department of Politics, all received the award of Academician from the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
The awards recognise the contribution made by each of the academics to social sciences, and their promotion of the field. The contribution can include research, teaching, professional practice, consultancy and the promotion and dissemination of social science knowledge, and can be in any area, discipline or inter-disciplinary social science.
The AcSS is composed of over 700 Academicians and 38 Learned Societies such as the Royal Town Planning Institute, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Regional Studies Association. It works with the Government and the public to raise awareness of social science, and help enhance its value to society.
Professor Hannon, Marsh and Waylen form part of a list of 31 academics from across the UK who were awarded with the title this year.
Professor Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield said: "Each of these academics has made an invaluable contribution to the field of social sciences. These awards are a fitting tribute to their work, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Professor Hannon, Professor Marsh and Professor Waylen on this accomplishment".
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