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Pioneering researcher is one of country’s leading social scientists

31 March 2017 @TeesUniNews

 

A leading professor at Teesside University’s School of Social Sciences, Business & Law, whose work includes research around managing the needs of offenders, youth justice and the criminalisation of migrants, has received a prestigious national fellowship.

Professor Azrini Wahidin.
Professor Azrini Wahidin.

Professor Azrini Wahidin, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), has been conferred as one of 47 new Fellows of the Academy of Social Scientists.

The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.

Professor Wahidin joined Teesside University in January 2017.

She researches on the issues of imprisonment, youth justice, violence against women, women in the criminal justice system, transitions out of custody, the criminalisation of migrants, the engendering of punishment and the experiences of elders in prison in the UK and USA.

Her previous work focused on older women in prison, managing the needs of elders in prison and the meaning of death and dying for prisoners.

The outstanding contributions of each new Fellow are a testament to the breadth of the social sciences, both in their ability to inform policy for public benefit.

Professor Roger Goodman, Chair of the Academy of Social Scientists.

Professor Wahidin has carried out research for the Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Youth Justice Board, Bureau of Justice, Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland, HM Prison Service and a range of voluntary organisations.

Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Scientists, said: 'The outstanding contributions of each new Fellow are a testament to the breadth of the social sciences, both in their ability to inform policy for public benefit, as well as in addressing some of our most pressing societal issues.

'The range of expertise of our more than 1,100 eminent Fellows speaks to the Academy’s growing reach as the representative voice of the social science community as a whole.'


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