We are delighted to announce that Frances Gardner, Professor of Child and Family Psychology, has been awarded the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship, which recognises excellence and impact in the social sciences.
Professor Gardner’s research focuses on the development and testing of parenting interventions for reducing child behaviour problems, and violence against children, in high, as well as low and middle income countries, with projects in the UK, USA, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand and the Philippines. She investigates questions about transportability of parenting interventions across cultures and countries, about mechanisms of change, and about the subgroups of families and children for whom these interventions are most effective.
Upon receiving her reward, Professor Gardner said:
I was delighted to receive out of the blue an email in March from the committee suggesting nomination for this Fellowship – and even more delighted now to be appointed to the Academy of Social Sciences. I feel enormous gratitude to all the amazingly talented DPhils, post docs and collaborators I have had the privilege to work with in Oxford – everything is a joint effort.
The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, practitioners, and learned societies in social science. It champions the vital role social sciences play in education, government, and business. Fellows are recognised, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
The full list of new fellows can be found here.