David Horner and Sharon Friel photos: Stuart Hay

David Horner and Sharon Friel photos: Stuart Hay

Fellows of distinction

17 September 2015

Three distinguished academics from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of their contribution to social sciences around the world.

Professor Sharon Friel, Professor Tom Kompas and Emeritus Professor David Horner were recognised by the Academy for their distinguished research careers in one or more social science disciplines.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO congratulated the academics on their election.

"To be elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia is a magnificent achievement," Professor Young said.

"On behalf of the University, I congratulate Sharon, Tom and David for their well-earned recognition and for the work they have done here at ANU."

Professor Friel, Director of the Regulatory Institutions Network, said she was delighted to be recognised by her peers.

"Being part of the Academy provides another significant home in which to advocate for the importance of the social sciences in helping to address some of the 21st century challenges, including the stark inequities in health in Australia and globally, and the policy and governance challenges associated with this," she said.

Professor Kompas, from the Crawford School of Public Policy, said he was honoured to be elected a Fellow.

"I look forward to helping the Academy in its mission to contribute to policy debates on issues of national significance and to promote the development of early-career researchers," he said.

Professor Horner, from the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, said the election to the academy by his peers was personally gratifying.

"I'm really pleased that there has been recognition for the discipline I've been working in for many years, mainly military history," Professor Horner said.


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