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    Athina Vlachantoni and Jackline Wahba conferred to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

    CPC members, Professor Athina Vlachantoni and Professor Jackline Wahba OBE, have been conferred to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences. Athina is Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy and Jackie is Professor of Economics, both at the University of Southampton. They both co-ordinate the CPC ‘Migration and mobility’ research strand with Professor Hill Kulu.

    Athina joined the University of Southampton in 2007, following a PhD in social policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests broadly combine the areas of ageing, gender and social policy. She is Director of the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership, and Deputy Director of Ageing & Society.

    Athina comments: “I am delighted to be elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. I want to pay tribute to all my colleagues, in research, teaching and administration, who have supported me in making a contribution to Social Sciences. Thank you!”

    Jackie obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Southampton before pursuing her academic career at the same institution. She was a member of the UK Migration Advisory Committee between 2012 -2021, and is a renowned expert on the economics of migration. She has published extensively on its global impact. She is an elected member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society, and was awarded an OBE for services to Economic Policy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2020.

    Jackie said: “I am delighted and honoured for this recognition from the Academy of Social Sciences. I am particularly happy that my expertise as an economist in the field of migration and labour economics has been further recognised and has awarded me this prestigious fellowship.”

    Will Hutton FAcSS, President of the Academy of Social Sciences, said: “The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome the Spring 2022 group of new Fellows to join our ranks – representing an excellent range of highly distinguished social scientists. We look forward to engaging with them in our work.”

    Each year, the Academy of Social Sciences elects new Fellows who are selected through an independent peer review which recognises their excellence and impact, including their wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit.

    The Academy’s Fellowship comprises distinguished social scientists from academia and the public, private and third sectors. They are drawn from across the full spectrum of the social sciences. Through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policymaking, and practice, they have helped to deepen understanding of and address some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world.

    Read the full story 'Academy of Social Sciences welcomes 47 leading social scientists to its Fellowship this spring' on the Academy of Social Sciences website.

    Posted 01/03/2022 14:21