Strathclyde academic made British Academy Fellow

A highly-distinguished University of Strathclyde academic has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy, in recognition of his outstanding research.

Professor John Curtice, a renowned political commentator, has been named a Fellow as part of the latest intake of 42 UK academics, just two of whom are from Scottish universities – spanning the full range of the Academy’s subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology.

Based in the University of Strathclyde’s School of Government and Public Policy, Professor Curtice is a frequent broadcaster and contributor to national newspapers and has been a regular member of the BBC’s general and local election programmes’ production team since 1979.

Professor Curtice, who is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, said:

My election has come as a considerably pleasant surprise. I'm grateful to the University for having created an environment in which it has been possible for me to produce work the Academy feels is worthy of such recognition.

Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said:

I am delighted to welcome these fine researchers and scholars into our Fellowship. Our Fellows are elected from across the UK for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. Together they represent an unrivalled reserve of expertise and knowledge.