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Bristol academics conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Press release issued: 2 September 2022

Two University of Bristol academics have been conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Leon Tikly, from the School of Education and Professor Helen Lambert from Bristol Medical School [Population Health Sciences], are among 40 outstanding social scientists who have been conferred to the Academy this autumn.

Professor Lambert’s work uses ethnographic, interdisciplinary, and historical approaches to transform understanding of key public health issues including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), infectious diseases including COVID-19 and HIV, gender violence, and suicide prevention. Her longstanding research in India on medical plurality and treatment-seeking focuses on subaltern therapeutic traditions and inequalities in access to care.

As UK ESRC Research Champion for AMR (2015-17), she led initiatives to highlight the role of the social sciences in tackling AMR and build cross-disciplinary research capacity. She currently leads STAR-China, a Newton Fund-supported UK-China AMR Partnerships Hub on Strategies to reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance in China, and the social science workstream of ResPharm, a UK-India study on the impact of pharmaceutical waste on AMR in the environment and local community.

Professor Lambert is a member of the UK-India Advisory Council to the FCDO and sits on the MRC Applied Global Health Research Board and the Wellcome Trust Early Career Advisory Group. She has served on WHO’s Strategic Technical Advisory Group for AMR and recently completed a two-year secondment to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as Challenge Leader for UKRI’s Global Health portfolio.

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