Professor Sally Power, WISERD Co-Director and Director of WISERD Education has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, along with 68 other leading academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences.
The new Fellows 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.
Professor Power is a significant writer in the sociology of education, and is particularly known for her work on the introduction of market reforms in England and elsewhere, and on the relationship between education and the middle class.
Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy said: “Each new distinguished Fellow has been recognised for their outstanding and impactful contributions in their respective fields, and will prove invaluable additions to the range of expertise within the Academy.
“This speaks not only to the power and scope of the social sciences to address the big issues of our time, but also to the growing depth and breadth of representation within the Academy as the voice of the social science community as a whole.”
Professor Sally Power said: “I am delighted to have been conferred as a Fellow. I believe that the Academy plays a really important role in promoting and protecting the social sciences – a role that has never been more important in the light of the societal challenges facing Wales, the UK, Europe and beyond. I hope that my fellowship will enable me to make a contribution to this work.”