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Professor Jo-Anne Baird, Pearson Professor of Educational Assessment and Director of the Department of Education, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Anne's College, has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences along with two other Oxford academics.

The new Fellows are drawn from across the spectrum of academia, practitioners and policymakers. They have been recognised after an extensive process of peer review for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. 

Professor Baird has long been a leader in the field of educational assessment, pioneering the research-based identification and analysis of the educational policy implications of different approaches to assessment.

Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy, said:

‘I am delighted that we have been able to confer a Fellowship on all these eminent social scientists. It is particularly gratifying to include a larger number of economists, policy makers and practitioners on this occasion. This is a result of our work to see representation from these areas increased to maintain balances between the individual disciplines and between academics and those working in the policy and practice communities. This gives the Academy legitimacy to speak on behalf of the social science community as a whole.’

Find out more on the Academy of Social Sciences website

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