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Professor Glynis Breakwell
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Press Release - 11 May 2006

Vice-Chancellor receives prestigious Honorary Fellowship

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, Professor Glynis Breakwell, has been awarded a prestigious honorary fellowship by the British Psychological Society.

The Society currently has only 20 Honorary Fellows, amongst them some of the leading names in the field of psychology.

While there are over 40,000 members of the Society, there have never been more than 25 Honorary Fellows at any one time since the Society was formed in 1901.

Professor Breakwell has been awarded an honorary fellowship for the contributions she has made to the advancement of social and organisational psychology.

“"This is a most unexpected honour,” said Professor Breakwell. “The Society now has only 20 Honorary Fellows, among them are numbered Noam Chomsky, Jerome Bruner and Sir Michael Rutter. That's not the sort of company I usually keep!"

Professor Breakwell specialises in research on leadership, on identity processes, on risk communication and on military cultures. She has published more than twenty books and hundreds of journal articles.

Her research has resulted in roles acting as an advisor to a number of government departments, including the Department of Health, the Department of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Defence, the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, besides many multi-national corporations and not-for-profit organisations.

In 2002, she was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is a Director of Universities UK. From August 2006, she will be Chair of Higher Education in the South West.

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