16 February 2017

Anna Harris becomes member of Global Young Academy

Anna Harris, of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has been selected as a new member of the Global Young Academy (GYA). The Global Young Academy ‘aims to become the voice of young scientists around the world’. The research of Anna Harris, who is assistant professor Technology & Society Studies, spans the fields of anthropology, science and technology studies, medical education and medical humanities and health sociology. She is looking forward to this opportunity to work with scholars from around the world, to address issues of importance to young scientists. In particular, she hopes to explore the role of social science in scientific discussions and contexts.

The Global Young Academy’s activities focus on science and policy, education and outreach, open science, and the research environment. This includes publishing statements on international science policy and the research environment for early-career researchers, maintaining active links with international science organizations and science education and outreach activities at schools and universities. Members are elected for five year terms. They communicate virtually throughout the year and meet their colleagues from all over the world at least once a year in person at the Annual General Meeting.