Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Academy honours John Leach

15 October 2009 |

The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the title of Academician to Professor John Leach. The award is for making a significant contribution to the social sciences and is by nomination and peer group review.

John is one of 64 new Academicians drawn from right across the social science spectrum honoured with the title by the Academy which is the voice of the social sciences in the UK. The Chair of Council at the Academy, Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS, said:

"I am delighted that we are able to confer the award on such a significant number of distinguished new Academicians. The social sciences have a vital contribution to make towards some of the big issues facing society today, such as sustainability, crime, communities and individual fulfilment and well-being. Conferment of the award will give confidence that the contributions made by Academicians to knowledge production and transfer are well founded, because that are based on rigorous peer group review of the available evidence."

Many congratulations to John who joins over 600 Academicians drawn from academic, policy making and practitioner backgrounds.

John's award further marks out the School's leading position in the social sciences nationally and internationally.

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