Fellow of the British Academy election
Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke, King’s College London, has been elected to the fellowship of the British Academy.
Professor Sonuga-Barke, is one of four UK psychologists among 76 distinguished scientists and scholars to be elected, in recognition of his work on Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
Edmund is Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Of his election, Professor Sonuga-Barke, who is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said:
I feel very blessed to be selected by my peers into such a distinguished and celebrated fellowship. I dedicate it to my family and to all my teachers, mentors, students and colleagues – without their inspiration and support this could not have happened. My hope is that this recognition will better enable my colleagues and me to work to raise awareness of, and address, the needs of children with mental health problems and developmental disabilities.
More generally, I hope in some small way to play my part in promoting the civilising influence of the scholarly values of the British Academy on the life of the nation especially during this time of upheaval, when the integrity and clarity of the arguments scholars and scientists put forward has never been more important. It remains our duty to ask difficult questions of society without fear or favour.
The British Academy is a community of more than 1,400 of the leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.