The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of 1400 individual Fellows, 46 Learned Societies and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most Learned Societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented within the Academy.
Commenting on her election, Professor Nation said:
'I’m thrilled! As with any award, it really is a reflection of collaborative effort. I’ve been lucky to work with exceptional colleagues, collaborators and students over the years, and to have enjoyed steadfast support from St John's and from my department. It’s a huge honour to see our work recognised in this way — and wonderful to see psychology and language sciences supported by the Academy of Social Sciences.'
Find out more about Professor Nation's research: https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/team/kate-nation.