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UCL academics elected to Academy of Social Sciences

20 March 2019

Three UCL academics have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences, in recognition of the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.


Professors Alison Fuller, Elizabeth Shepherd and Richard Moorhead are among 73 leading social scientists elected to the fellowship this year.

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of nearly 90,000 social scientists. Its mission is to promote social science in the UK for the public benefit, focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to both theoretical and applied work.

Professor Alison Fuller (UCL Institute of Education) is a leading scholar with an international reputation in the field of vocational education and training and education-to-work transitions. As Pro-Director (Research and Development) at the IOE, Alison seeks to create the structures, culture and strategies that facilitate and support UCL’s wide-ranging educational and social research.

Professor Elizabeth Shepherd (UCL Information Studies) has an international reputation for her work on archives and records management, especially in relation to the impact of new information and communication technologies. She was instrumental in establishing the International Centre for Archives, Records Management and User Studies, which seeks to identify, understand and meet the rapid technological and intellectual changes effecting the archives and records management discipline. 

Professor Richard Moorhead (UCL Laws) is one of the UK’s foremost scholars on lawyers, legal services and professional ethics. He is Chair in Law and Professional Ethics at UCL and has been a member of the Civil Justice Council, the Lord Chancellor’s advisory committee on legal ethics and Specialist Adviser to what is now the Justice Select Committee. 

The new Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit, including substantial contributions and leadership in various fields.