Warwick economist elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in AustraliaThursday 10 Nov 2022
Professor Sascha Becker, who divides his time between Warwick and Monash University, Australia, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the understanding of society.
He is one of a group of 34 researchers chosen for this honour, among whom are leaders in human geography, autism, international security, Indigenous health and cultural property law.
The 2022 new Fellows include three Indigenous leaders—Professors Tom Calma, Bronwyn Fredericks, and Jakelin Troy—and former WA Premier, Professor Geoff Gallop.
Academy President Professor Richard Holden said: ‘These new Fellows represent the best and brightest minds from around the country. They are at the forefront of social science research and public policy.
‘I congratulate the new Fellows on their election. It is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition of their enormous contribution to our society. Their work helps all of us to better understand what it is to be human and to participate in our society and shape its institutions.”
Professor Becker said: “I am very happy to have been elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. It is not only an honour to join this circle of esteemed colleagues in the social sciences, but also an obligation to continue to produce research for the benefit of society and public policy.
“I am thankful to the academics who nominated me and to the Academy Fellows for electing me.”
A video introducing the new Fellows can be found on the Academy YouTube channel and information about each new Fellow can be found here Link opens in a new windowand on the Academy’s social channels @AcadSocSci.
New Fellows elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 2022 are:
Professor Rachel Ankeny FASSA, Departments of History and Philosophy, School of Humanities, The University of Adelaide
Professor Sascha Becker FASSA, Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University
Professor Peng Bi FASSA, Professor of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide
Professor Kathy Bowrey FASSA, Faculty of Law & Justice, School of Law, Society and Criminology, UNSW Sydney
Professor Robert Breunig FASSA, Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and Chair of Tax Policy and Public Finance, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Professor Henry Brodaty AO FASSA FAHMS, Scientia Professor and Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, Discipline of Psychiatry and Mental Health, UNSW Sydney
Professor Tom Calma AO FASSA FAA, Chancellor, University of Canberra
Professor Mandy Cheng FASSA, School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, UNSW Business School, UNSW Sydney
Professor Monica Cuskelly FASSA, Professor, School of Education and Director of Research, Applied Research Centre for Disability and Wellbeing, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake AM FASSA, Director and Chair, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University
Professor Kim Dovey FASSA, Chair of Architecture & Urban Design, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Professor Michele Ford FASSA, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Director, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, The University of Sydney
Professor Michelle Foster FASSA, Professor and Director, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Professor Bronwyn Fredericks FASSA, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), University of Queensland
Professor Marylene Gagne FASSA, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Future of Work Institute, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University
Professor Emeritus Geoff Gallop AC FASSA, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
Professor Lisa Given FASSA, Professor of Information Sciences and Director, Social Change Enabling Impact Platform, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies & School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University
Professor Evelyn Goh FASSA, Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
Professor Anita Harris FASSA, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Professor Guyonne Kalb FASSA, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
Professor Emerita Grace Karskens FASSA FAHA, School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, UNSW Sydney
Professor Simon Killcross FASSA, Professor and Head of School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney
Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy FASSA, Professor of Marketing and Director of Research, UQ Business School, University of Queensland
Professor Sharynne McLeod FASSA, Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition, School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, Charles Sturt University
Professor Francesca Merlan FASSA, Professor Emerita, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University
Professor Tiffany Morrison FASSA, Professorial Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
Professor Hans Pols FASSA FAHA, School of History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney
Professor Ben Saul FASSA, Challis Chair of International Law, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney
Professor Brad Sherman FASSA, School of Law, University of Queensland
Professor Russell Smyth FASSA, Department of Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University
Professor Deborah Street FASSA, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology Sydney
Professor Jakelin Troy FASSA, Professor, Department of Linguistics and Director, Indigenous Research, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, The University of Sydney
Professor Harald van Heerde FASSA, Research Professor of Marketing, School of Marketing, UNSW Business School, UNSW Sydney
Professor Roger Wilkins FASSA, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Business and Economics