Reception held to celebrate the Queen’s Anniversary Prize
— Professor Glynis Breakwell, James Canton, Dr Tess Ridge and Cynthia Cueva-Luna.
12 December 2011
The Department of Social & Policy Sciences last week celebrated the Queen’s Anniversary Prize award, at a reception hosted by the Vice-Chancellor. The award-winning entry was entitled “Influential research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people” and was based on our research, teaching and external engagement in social policy and international development which goes back over 30 years.
Professor Breakwell said, “This is a very significant achievement for the University, the Department and colleagues and students - past and present - who have contributed to our research and teaching in this area over many years. It is a very strong external recognition of the quality of our work in this area.”
Professor Ian Butler, Head of Social & Policy Sciences, said “This Award is another opportunity to bring not just our work in the Department to wider attention but also to draw attention to all that the social sciences can bring to public debate on matters of critical, contemporary importance.”
The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held in Buckingham Palace in February 2012, which will be attended by the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and staff and students from Social & Policy Sciences.