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Prestigious award for Paul Crawford

Professor Paul Crawford has been elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences for services to social science.
The Academy is the leading body for promoting the public benefit of the social sciences and comprises around 900 individual academicians representing nearly 90,000 social scientists in the UK.

Professor Crawford was presented with his award by Sir Howard Newby, vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool, who is stepping down as President. The next president is Sir Ivor Crewe, master of University College, Oxford. The event was attended by many distinguished guests, not least the former Home Secretary, Rt. Hon David Blunkett MP.

Paul was delighted by receiving this honour, commenting: 'It is wonderful to be elected by leaders in the field of social sciences to this prestigious body. As Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, I will be working as closely as possible with members of the Academy to advance the social and cultural dimensions of mental health.'