NCRM are thrilled to announce that two of our co-directors have been conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
NCRM Co-Director Tarani Chandola has been recognised for his recent research, which produced new evidence on the psycho-biological effects of chronic exposure to poor and stressful working conditions. Tarani leads the NCRM International Visitor Exchange Scheme and is currently working on the NCRM research project ‘Accounting for informative item nonresponse in biomarkers collected in longitudinal surveys’. He is also Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Manchester.
Tarani says: "I am very honoured to join such a great group of social scientists, including so many colleagues from NCRM. I look forward to working with the Academy and my fellow Academicians."
NCRM Co-Director Mel Nind is recognised for her innovative work on ‘intensive interaction’ – intervening in the development of young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Mel leads research on the pedagogy of research methods learning for NCRM and she is also Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Inclusion at the University of Southampton.
Mel says: “I’m delighted to be recognised as a distinguished scholar and conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. I am keen that excellent social science research is inclusive of disabled people, and that the pedagogy surrounding methodological capacity building is properly understood and valued.”
Tarani and Mel join fellow NCRM staff Ros Edwards, Dave Martin, Patrick Sturgis, Graham Crow and Lynn Jamieson who are already Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
The Academy’s new Fellows 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, including higher education, social, economic and environmental policy, government, law, charitable foundations and think tanks.
Submitted by Stephanie Millard on Thursday, 21st March 2019