Professor Stephen Hardy, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull, has been appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Hardy, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University, joined Hull last September, and has now joined a distinguished group of individuals from academic, public and private sectors, across the full breadth of the social sciences.
An esteemed barrister and judge, Professor Hardy has acted in some landmark cases, and is an internationally respected scholar in the fields of employment and social security laws.
Collectively, this extensive community of over 90,000 social scientists has helped establish the UK’s position as a global leader in the field of social sciences.
New Fellows are recognised, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
Professor Hardy is one of 37 new leading social scientists to have been conferred the award.
Professor Hardy, a respected figure in both higher education and the legal sector, began his career in academia in 1993, and has since risen through the ranks from PhD student to Dean.
Last year, he was appointed as the University of Hull’s Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, and said he was looking forward to “engaging with the region” and “helping prepare the next generation of lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs and public servants.
Professor Stephen Hardy named Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences | University of Hull