Chair of the Academy knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to social science

14 June 2014

The Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Cary Cooper AcSS, has been knighted for services to social science in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Professor Cooper is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University. He is the author or editor of over 160 books, on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organisational psychology.

He has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.

He is currently Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, former Editor-in-Chief of the medical journal Stress & Health and Co-editor of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal Society of Public Health, The British Academy of Management and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

In 2001, he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his contribution to occupational safety and health.

The Academy of Social Sciences is the founding organisation of the Campaign for Social Science.

The Executive Director of the Academy, Stephen Anderson, said: “As well as being an award for Cary personally, this is recognition of social science’s importance for our society and of the vital work of the Academy – our Chair and our President, Professor Ivor Crewe, have now both received knighthoods.”

Other Birthday award for services to social science include CBEs to Hilary Graham, Professor of Health Sciences, University of York; Denise Lievesley AcSS, Professor of Statistics and Head of School of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London; and Alan Walker AcSS, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology and New Dynamics of Ageing Director, University of Sheffield. Professor Elizabeth Stanko, Assistant Director, Corporate Development, at the Metropolitan Police, was given an OBE for services to reducing crime and disorder and enhancing public confidence in policing.