Congratulations to HSRU's Professor Louise Locock who has been made Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) for her contribution to social science.
Professor Locock joined the Health Services Research Unit in 2017, following 14 years in the Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, where she was Director of Applied Research.
She is a qualitative social science researcher interested in personal experience of health and illness; patient-centred quality improvement and co-design; and patient and family involvement in research and care.
A major recent focus of her work has been how different types of patient experience data can be used to improve care.
The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.
The Academy is composed of 1335 individual Fellows, 43 Learned Societies and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most Learned Societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented within the Academy. The Academy also sponsors the Campaign for Social Science.
Being a Fellow means that a peer group has reviewed the standing and impact of one’s work and found it worthy of the award of Fellow. Typically, the award would be conferred to someone with significant achievements to their name, and they must have contributed to social science more broadly than the normal demands of their job. This contribution can be in the areas of thought leadership, practical application or policy development.
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Congratulations Louise from everyone at the Health Services Research Unit.