Professor Alison Bowes and Professor Kirstein Rummery have both been conferred with the Award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences.
Fellows are drawn from across the spectrum of academia, practitioners, and policymakers and have been recognised after a thorough process of peer review for the excellence and impact of their work in the social sciences.
This includes thought leadership based on innovative research, the application of evidence for policy, the adoption of social science insights in practice and sustained advocacy that has improved the public understanding of issues where social science can make a contribution in higher education, government, and everyday life.
Professor Alison Bowes is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor in Sociology.
Professor Bowes, said: “I am honoured to have my work recognised by this Fellowship. I continue my involvement in research on ageing that aims to improve experiences of living longer, to ensure that older people’s contribution to our society is valued and that the benefits of longevity for our society are fully realised.”
Kirstein Rummery is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Stirling, the co-director of the Centre on Gender and Feminist Studies and a senior fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Professor Rummery, said: “It's a great honour to have my work and the impact it has had honoured by my discipline in this way, and thank you to all my colleagues, students, family and friends who have supported and taught me over the years.”
The full list of new Fellows can be found here.