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East Cheshire NHS Trust Non-Executive Director Anya Ahmed elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

5 October 2023

East Cheshire NHS Trust Non-Executive Director, Anya Ahmed is among 47 leading social scientists to be elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Anya has been elected for her substantial contributions to social science and in recognition of the impact her research has had within industry, policy, and higher education.

With an academic career spanning 28 years, Anya is currently a Professor of Wellbeing and Communities and Academic Director of the Doctoral College at Manchester Metropolitan University and is an internationally recognised research methodologist with expertise in narrative/biographical approaches.

She recently joined East Cheshire NHS Trust’s Board as a Non Executive Director and is working alongside the Trust’s Executive Team to help deliver the five year Trust strategy – ‘Our Healthy Future Together’.

Anya’s impressive experience across a range of traditional and innovative academic activities related to research, enterprise, knowledge exchange and teaching and learning provides a welcome and useful addition to the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Anja Ahmed said: “I am so pleased to be awarded Fellowship of the Academy and to join this community of distinguished scholars. I am looking forward to advocating for the value of social science research in contributing to understanding health experiences and outcomes at East Cheshire NHS Trust.”

The Academy’s Fellowship comprises over 1,500 leading social scientists from academia, the public, private and third sectors, with expertise covering the breadth of the social sciences, and their practice and research addresses some of the major challenges facing communities, society, places and economies.


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