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Congratulations to Members for Awards and Appointments
We are very pleased to share the news that congratulations are due to a number of UK social gerontologists: Liz Lloyd, Judith Phillips, Alisoun Milne and Jane Falkingham. We are delighted to see this recognition of our discipline and of course recognition of their work, impact and standing.

We are very pleased to share the news that congratulations are due to a number of UK social gerontologists: Liz Lloyd, Judith Phillips, Alisoun Milne and Jane Falkingham. We are delighted to see this recognition of our discipline and of course recognition of their work, impact and standing.

 Many congratulations to Professor Liz Lloyd, Professor of Social Gerontology the University of Bristol, upon whom the Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Fellow following her nomination by the Society.  Fellows are recognised by the Academy after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.  They are considered to have made an outstanding contribution in their field and they demonstrate the vital role played by social science in addressing some of our most pressing public issues. We are delighted for Liz and congratulate her on her appointment to the Academy.

 We also warmly congratulate Professor Judith Phillips from the University of Stirling and Professor Alisoun Milne from the University of Kent on their appointments to Sub-Panel 20, Social Policy & Social Work, REF2021 panels – Alisoun to the Criterion Phase Panel and Judith to the Assessment Phase Panel, and we were very pleased as a Society to support their applications.   It is very important to have gerontologists included in this review process – the analysis done for the BSG last year about REF2014 showed just how prevalent ageing research was in submissions.  These are crucial roles for the Academy and we thank Judith and Alisoun for their commitment.

We would also like to extend our congratulations to Professor Jane Falkingham who has been appointed to the Economic and Social Research Council of the newly formed UKRI.  The nine Councils of UKRI will play a critical role in strategy development and governance, and will heavily influence the future direction of research funding in the UK.  We are delighted to see Jane’s appointment to this august body.

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