University professor handed prestigious award

11 January 2010

Professor John Stewart

Professor John Stewart

A PROFESSOR from Glasgow Caledonian University has been acclaimed by his peers for his outstanding contribution to social sciences.

Dr John Stewart had the award of Academician of Social Sciences conferred upon him by the Academy of Social Sciences last month.

The award honours those who have made a significant contribution to the social sciences and is bestowed following a nomination and peer group review.

Acknowledged as the voice of social sciences in the UK, the academy responds to government and other consultations, organises seminars and sponsors national projects.

Dr Stewart’s previous work has focussed on the history of health care provision and social policy, with a strong emphasis on the history of child welfare.

Professor Cary Cooper, chair of the council, AcSS, said: “The social sciences have a vital contribution to make towards some of the big issues facing society today, such as sustainability, crime, communities and individual fulfilment and well-being.

“Conferment of the award will give confidence that the contributions made by Academicians to knowledge production and transfer are well founded, because that are based on rigorous peer group review of the available evidence.”