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Professor Daniel Monk elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

The academy has welcomed 41 leading social scientists from around the world to its Fellowship this spring.

Professor Daniel Monk

Daniel Monk, Professor of Law, has been appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the national academy of academics, practitioners and learned societies in the social sciences. 

Elected for his substantial contribution to social science, Daniel has been conducting socio-legal research over the last 28 years which has provided a unique insight into diverse questions about children, families, education and sexuality. Daniel’s work has included research about the status and treatment of siblings in public law proceedings, which informed campaigns by the Children’s Commissioner and led to him being invited to run training sessions for judges; Elective Home Education, advising policy-makers and local authorities; and inheritance, particularly in the context of sexuality which led to Daniel advising the Law Commission on wills. He is currently writing about the relationship between law and friendship and also undertaking research about the regulation of school dress codes. 

Daniel commented: “Being elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences is a great honour and especially in these challenging times, I’m pleased to be part of an organisation that helps raise the profile and the importance of curious and rigorous research and thinking.” 

President of the Academy of Social Sciences, Will Hutton, said: “At a time when the importance of the social sciences to addressing many pressing issues cannot be overstated, it’s a pleasure to welcome these 41 leading social scientists to the Academy’s Fellowship. We look forward to working with them to further promote the vital role the social sciences play in all areas of our lives.”  

The Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship comprises over 1,500 leading social scientists from academia, the public, private and third sectors. The Fellows’ expertise covers the breadth of the social sciences, and their practice and research addresses some of the major challenges facing communities, society, places and economies. All Academy Fellows are selected through an independent peer review which recognises their excellence and impact, including their wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit. 

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