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Congratulations to Professor Barbara Sahakian on election to Fellowship of British Academy

Sixty-six of the world’s leading minds were announced as Fellows of the British Academy on Friday 21 July, including Cambridge's Professor Barbara Sahakian. Barbara is a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Department of Psychiatry and MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge.

Fellows of the British Academy represent the very best of humanities and social sciencesresearch, in the UK and globally. This year’s new Fellows are experts in subjects ranging from feminist theory to the economic development of Africa; medieval history to Indian philosophy and face perception.

The British Academy’s newest cohort of Fellows also reflects the growing diversity of research in the UK.

The proportion of women elected to the Fellowship has doubled in the last five years. This year, 38% of the new Fellows are women, exceeding the 24% share of female Professors in UK universities, according to HESA data.

The 42 UK Fellows of the British Academy also span a wide geographic range, elected from 23 institutions. Twenty overseas scholars, known as Corresponding Fellows, were elected from universities in Uganda, the US, France, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.

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Posted on 24/07/2017

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