Professor Alis Oancea elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Kellogg Fellow Professor Alis Oancea has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
The Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship comprises distinguished social scientists from academia, private and third sectors. New Fellows are recognised after an independent peer process for excellence in their fields and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
Alis is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy at the University of Oxford, and Project Lead (Research on Research) at the ESRC Centre for Global Higher Education. Until recently, she was Director of Research in the Oxford University Department of Education and was also REF2021 coordinator for the unit. Through scholarly and professional collaborations, she aims to champion knowledge, justice, generosity and integrity in research practices and discourses, research policy and university research leadership and cultures. She has led and collaborated on research projects, change and development initiatives, and administrative processes on impact and knowledge exchange, and held numerous advisory and leadership roles in higher education reform and research assessment. She has conducted research on research ecosystems, values in research, open knowledge, impact, ethics and integrity, epistemic diversity, research careers, understandings of quality and excellence, research assessment, research in teacher education, philosophy of research, and principled research practice. Alis is the joint editor of the Oxford Review of Education, chief editorial advisor on Routledge Open Research (Education), and co-editor of the forthcoming ‘Handbook of Meta-Research’ (Elgar).
Professor Oancea said: “I am delighted to join the fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences. It does, of course, take a village – and that includes so many students and colleagues for whose brilliant scholarship, care and integrity I am truly thankful.”