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Professor John Scott

Professor John Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Plymouth

John Scott has been at Plymouth University since 2008, having previously been Professor of Sociology at Essex University since 1994, where he was also Dean of Social Sciences. Before that, he was Professor and Head of Department at the University of Leicester and he has previously taught at the University of Strathclyde. Until 2005 he was an Adjunct Professor in the Sosiologisk Institutt at the University of Bergen. He was Chair of the Sociology Sub-panel in the 2008 RAE. He has been an active member of the British Sociological Association since 1970, has been Newsletter Editor, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairperson, and President, and is currently an Honorary Vice-President. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), and an academician of the Academy of Learned Society in the Social Sciences (AcSS). His publications include numerous books on economic and political sociology, social stratification, social network analysis, and social theory.


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