Alison Shaw, c.e.o. of Bristol University Press (BUP), has become the first university press c.e.o. to have been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Shaw founded Bristol University Press and Policy Press and is one of 37 new fellows who were recognised for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contribution to the social sciences for public benefit. She has been awarded in recognition of her longstanding commitment to social science scholarship, policy making and practice, widening its impact within and beyond academia.
The award comes as BUP celebrates its fifth anniversary and Policy Press marks its 25th year.
Shaw told The Bookseller: “It is an incredible honour to have been awarded Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. It is inspiring to be in such distinguished company, including many of our authors who strive to create positive social change. I am privileged to work with such a dedicated team at Bristol University Press who have helped make this award possible.”
The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences, seeking to promote social science in the UK for public benefit. The academy is composed of approximately 1,400 individual fellows, 46 member learned societies, and a number of affiliates. Together, this body of organisations forms a community of more than 90,000 social scientists.