January 21, 2014, by Emma Thorne
Prestigious award for Nottingham professor
A Nottingham professor has been recognised for his services to social sciences with a prestigious award.
Professor Paul Crawford has been elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, 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 due to step down as president and will be succeeded in the role by Sir Ivor Crewe, master of University College, Oxford.
The world’s first chair in health humanities, Professor Crawford said he was delighted to receive the honour. He added: “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.”
The event was attended by a number of distinguished guests including the former Home Secretary, Rt Hon David Blunkett MP.
The Centre for Social Futures launched recently at the Institute of Mental Health, which is a partnership between The University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, will focus on the role that families, carers and the wider community can play in helping people living with mental health problems.