The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Fellow on Professor Alis Oancea, Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy in the Department of Education.
The Academy’s Fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from across the full breadth of the social sciences. Each year, new Fellows are recognized for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit. Through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policymaking, and practice, they have helped to deepen the understanding of, and address, some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world.
The Academy’s mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom, and the new Fellows have been recognized – after an extensive peer review process – for the excellence and impact of their work in this area.
Professor Alis Oancea is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy at the University of Oxford, Project Lead (Research on Research) at the ESRC Center for Global Higher Education, and Fellow of Kellogg College. Through scholarly and professional collaborations, she aims to champion knowledge, justice, generosity and integrity in research practices and discourses, research policy and university research leadership and cultures. She has led and collaborated on research projects, change and development initiatives, and administrative processes on impact and knowledge exchange, and held numerous advisory and leadership roles in higher education reform and research assessment. She has conducted research on research ecosystems, values in research, open knowledge, impact, ethics and integrity, epistemic diversity, research careers, understandings of quality and excellence, research assessment, research in teacher education, philosophy of research, and principled research practice.
On hearing of her election, Professor Oancea remarked:
“I am delighted to join the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences and I am thankful for the intellectual companionship, inspiration, professionalism and integrity of the many students and colleagues in different roles, with whom I share my scholarly journey.”
Professor Tim Power, Head of the Social Sciences Division, commented:
“I am delighted to hear that Professor Oancea has been elected to become a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. This well-deserved honor demonstrates excellence in her field and she joins an extensive list of colleagues whose election to the Fellowship enables them to positively influence the social sciences community with their research and expertise, and contribute to the social sciences for a wider public benefit. ”
See the full list of new Fellows