Fulong Wu and Janice Morphet Named Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences
25 October 2016
Professor Fulong Wu and Dr Janice Morphet have been named among 84 leading social scientists who have been conferred the award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences.
The new Fellows are drawn from across the spectrum of academia, practitioners and policymakers. They have been recognised after an extensive process of peer review for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in higher education, government, public health and social policy, funding councils, charitable foundations and think tanks.
Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to confer a Fellowship on all these eminent social scientists. It is particularly gratifying to include a larger number of economists, policy makers and practitioners on this occasion. This is a result of our work to see representation from these areas increased to maintain balances between the individual disciplines and between academics and those working in the policy and practice communities. This gives the Academy legitimacy to speak on behalf of the social science community as a whole.”
Fulong Wu is Bartlett Professor of Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning. He is internationally renowned for his work on urban China, especially the transformation of the internal spatial structure, poverty and urban governance of Chinese cities.
Janice Morphet is Visiting Professor in Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning. She is a leading figure in planning, both as a practitioner and as an academic researcher.