Kellogg Fellows appointed to Academy of Social Sciences

8 March 2016

Two Kellogg Fellows have been awarded Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship status. They are Kellogg Honorary Fellow Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Relations; and Kellogg Visiting Fellow Professor Jeremy Howells.

On congratulating Professor Louise Richardson and Professor Jeremy Howells, our President Jonathan Michie said:

“The awards of Fellowships by the Academy of Social Sciences to both Professor Louise Richardson and Professor Jeremy Howells are richly deserved – in both cases their research has undoubtedly had a major and positive impact outside as well as inside academia, influencing decision makers and policy for the better. It is particularly fitting that they are both Kellogg fellows (Honorary and Visiting respectively), since we have always prided ourselves on the positive engagement and impact that our research has with the professions, organisations, and public policy.”

Professor Richardson is an internationally-renowned scholar of terrorism and security studies, on which she has advised policy makers and others internationally. Her publications include the ground-breaking study,What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy Containing the Threat (2006). Whilst at Harvard she received several honours for the quality of her teaching, including the Joseph R Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize, bestowed by Harvard’s undergraduate body in recognition of exceptional teaching. Professor Richardson holds a BA in History from Trinity College, Dublin, an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MA and PhD in Government from Harvard University.

Professor Jeremy Howells has researched and written extensively on innovation, with over 8,000 citations in the field. His research examines innovation, knowledge transfer and research and technology management. His research has been funded by UK and overseas Research Councils, the European Commission, the OECD, UNCTAD, UNIDO and the World Bank, as well as non-profit organisations and private companies. Before coming to Oxford, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Art at the University of Southampton and a member of the Centre for Innovation and Enterprise within Southampton Management School.

The Academy of Social Sciences is the National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences. Its Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners working in academia, as well as the public and private sectors. Fellowship status is awarded after a peer group review of the standing and impact of their work and an evaluation of their contribution to wider social science.