Staffordshire scientist receives accolade for impact in social science

“It is a real honour to have the work that we are doing in the Centre for Health Psychology at Staffordshire University recognised in this way.”

Professor Sarah Grogan, from Staffordshire University’s School of Psychology Sport and Exercise

The inspirational work of a Staffordshire University scientist who has dedicated her research to tackle the psychology of body image has been recognised by the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Sarah Grogan, from Staffordshire University’s School of Psychology Sport and Exercise at the University’s, has been awarded the title of Academician of the Social Sciences.

Sarah, whose research and other scholarly activities include her influential book Body Image: Understanding body dissatisfaction in men, women and children, was commended for her distinguished and significant impact to social science in the UK.

Sarah’s research has also led to her being invited to give advice to an all party special interest group in the House of Commons.

Sarah said: “It is a real honour to have the work that we are doing in the Centre for Health Psychology at Staffordshire University recognised in this way.”

Staffordshire University, Professor Clark-Carter commended Professor Grogan as a supportive and inspiring colleague.

He said: “Sarah’s research is important both for its strong theoretical underpinnings but also for its practical application in trying to increase healthy behaviour. 

 “It has been a pleasure to work with Sarah I had no hesitation in nominating Sarah when the British Psychological Society invited nominations for Academician with the Academy of Social Sciences.”

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