I am delighted to announce that my alma mater, the University of Leicester, has awarded me a higher doctorate, a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt), which was formally conferred in January. In the picture below I'm accompanied by members of the Centre for Labour Market Studies who made the nomination.
I have recently been made an academician of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS)
I have been appointed to the Research Methods and Infrastructure Committee of the UK Economic and Social Research Council.
I have accepted a position as Honorary Professor at the Alfred Deakin Research Centre in the School of Humanities and Social Science at Deakin University, Australia
The Australian Sociological Association has judged the paper 'Changing times, chaging perpectives: reconciling "transition" and "cultural" perspectives on youth and young adulthood', co-authored with Dan Woodman and Johanna Wyn from the University of Melbourne, to be the best paper published in the Journal of Sociology in 2011/2012. The award was made at the TASA conference in Brisbane in November.