Professor Graham Loomes, Department of Economics, has been elected as a Fellow to the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
This election comes in recognitions of Professor Loomes' research into the theoretical and empirical analysis of people's values, judgments and decisions. His work incorporates psychological insights into models of economic behaviour, with policy applications to health, safety, environmental benefits and consumer welfare.
Each year, the British Academy elects to its fellowship outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved distinction in any branch of the humanities and social sciences. Fellows are scholars who have "attained distinction in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote" – i.e. the humanities and the social sciences. Election is a mark of distinction, as only a very small number of scholars in any field are elected.
Professor Loomes will join the other elected Fellows of the academy to take a lead in representing the humanities and social sciences, facilitating international collaboration, providing an independent and authoritative source of advice and contributing to public policy and debate.