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Cass Academic becomes British Academy Fellow

Cass academic Professor Hugh Willmott has been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

Cass academic Professor Hugh Willmott has been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

It is the first time someone from the Business School has been elected into the Fellowship in its 113 year history.

Professor Willmott joins 41 other highly distinguished UK academics from 17 universities as this year’s Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding research.

The Professor of Management said: “I am delighted that the British Academy has recognized the relevance and contribution of critical studies of management. 

“In the face of multiple crises – ecological, geo-political and economic – the fundamental reshaping of the theory and practice of management is of pressing importance.”

Hugh Willmott 

At its annual general meeting the Academy welcomed the new Fellows whose research areas span the full range of subject areas across the humanities and social sciences.

Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said: “This year we have the honour of once again welcoming the finest researchers and scholars into our Fellowship. Elected from across the UK and world for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences, they represent an unrivalled resource of expertise and knowledge.

“Our Fellows play a vital role in the work of the Academy; encouraging younger researchers, engaging in public discussion of the great issues and ideas of our time, and contributing to policy reports. Their collective work and expertise are testament to why research in the humanities and social sciences is vital for our understanding of the world and humanity.”

The British Academy for the humanities and social sciences was established by Royal Charter in 1902, to inspire, recognise and support excellence and high achievement in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.

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