Professor Sharon Pickering, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, elected as a Fellow to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Monash Arts extends warm congratulations to Professor Sharon Pickering, who has been elected as a Fellow to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for her prominent societal contributions to Criminology. 

Professor Pickering was one of 36 social scientists elected nationwide who have been recognised for their advanced research knowledge and enterprising approaches in their respective areas.

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, established in 1971, is a non-governmental group of distinguished Fellows, who are nominated by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the social sciences.

Promoting research and teaching as well as scholarly cooperation, The Academy shines a light on excellence in the social sciences within Australia.

As well as fostering distinction in the social sciences and their impact on public policy, The Academy also delivers recommendations to government regarding national issues.

As a Fellow, Professor Pickering joins notable social scientists and inductees Barry Jones, Zelman Cowen and Michael Kirby.

Professor Pickering said it is an honour to be elected.

“I look forward to working alongside Academy Fellows to promote and advance social science research,” Professor Pickering said.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO was also among those elected, alongside Monash Psychology Professor Julie Stout.

The three will be formerly inducted in November in Canberra, at the Academy’s General Meeting and Annual Symposium.

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