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Professor Usha Goswami elected Fellow of the British Academy

last modified Jul 25, 2013 12:02 PM

The British Academy, which was established by Royal Charter in 1902, is the UK’s national body that supports and promotes the humanities and social sciences.

Lord Stern, who is the new President of the British Academy, said: “The humanities and social sciences celebrate the study of what it means to be human and how we relate to the world around us. They can also help us tackle many of the challenges faced in this country and the world as a whole. Our new Fellows, from across the UK and world, are world-class experts in the humanities and social sciences and can play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities – helping select researchers and research projects for funding support, contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events.”

Professor Goswami researches cognitive development in children, and has particular interests in dyslexia, reading development, spelling development, and neuroscience in education.