Professor Frank Geels has been conferred the award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), who announced the news on Thursday 5 April 2018.
He was among fifty-eight new Fellows drawn from academics, practitioners and policy makers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.
Professor Geels commented:
“I am humbled and honoured by this recognition of my academic work on socio-technical/sustainability transitions (which aimed to place a new topic on the agenda of innovation studies and environmental social science), my organizational work on building a new academic community (the Sustainability Transitions Research Network), and my interactions with policymakers with an interest in sustainability transitions (e.g. European Environment Agency, OECD, Climate-KIC).“
Professor Geels is Co-Director of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) and Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability at the University of Manchester. He is a world-leading scholar on socio-technical transitions and has published six books and more than sixty peer-reviewed articles in this area.
Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman, Chair of the Academy said:
“Each new Fellow has made an outstanding contribution in their respective field and together they demonstrate the vital role played by social science in addressing some of our most pressing public issues. We are delighted to welcome them to the Academy.”
View the full list of fifty-eight Fellows on the ACSS website.