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Published: 30 May 2017

Double honour

One of Surrey’s professors and an economics graduate have both been awarded the prestigious award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith and Jim O’Neill, The Lord O'Neill of Gatley, join more than 1,100 eminent academics and practitioners from the public and private sectors whose valuable service to social sciences has been recognised. Through this role, Fellows help promote social sciences through high quality research and contributing to informed debates on issues affecting the sector.

Professor Sadler-Smith is a leading figure in the study of Organisational Behaviour, most notably through his work in the fields of behavioural decision and management learning research.

He said: “I am delighted to have been honoured with this esteemed award and humbled that my contributions to social sciences have been recognised in such a way. It is with a mix of pride and modesty that I take this opportunity to acknowledge the support I have received from colleagues at the University of Surrey and beyond over the years in helping me to achieve this prestigious honour.”

Having gained his PhD in Economics from Surrey in 1982, Lord O’Neil has since held the position of Chair of Goldman Sachs and Minister of State at the Treasury.

His relationship with Surrey continues, most recently visiting the University speaking to students and academics at Surrey Business School and he funds the Jim O’Neill Scholarship, awarded to an economics undergraduate.

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