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Two BPS members elected Fellows of the British Academy

24 July 2019

BPS Fellow Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph and chartered member Professor Susan Golombok have been elected to the prestigious position of Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Lambon Ralph is director of the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge.

In 2016 he received our Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge, which is the Society’s leading mid-career award. He was honoured for his work exploring the neurological basis of semantic dementia.

Professor Susan Golombok is director of the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Family Research.

Her ‘Modern Families: Parents and children in new family forms’ won our Book Award in the academic monograph category in 2016.

As Fellows of the British Academy they join a community of more than 1,400 of the UK’s leading thinkers in the humanities and social sciences.

The British Academy also honours overseas academics as Corresponding Fellows. The psychologist Professor Marcia Johnson from Yale University was among those elected last week.

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