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Acting Chair and Professor of Health, Aging & Society, Gavin Andrews

Gavin Andrews Awarded Doctor of Science by the University of Nottingham

Acting Chair and Professor of Health, Aging & Society, Gavin Andrews, was awarded a prestigious Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), by the University of Nottingham on December 8.

Dec 08, 2021

 

Acting Chair and Professor of Health, Aging & Society, Gavin Andrews, was awarded a prestigious Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), by the University of Nottingham on December 8.

The D.Sc. is a rare “high doctorate” awarded to a small number of academics, who have become distinguished authorities in their disciplines after making outstanding, original contributions to their fields, helping them progress in broad and lasting ways.

Andrews is being honored for his advancement of health geography and human geography. Particularly for his work around post-humanist theory, and the impact it has had in the rethinking of some fundamental geographical and social science concepts including spacetime, atmosphere and more recently ‘the world’.

Andrews completed his earlier PhD at University of Nottingham in 1997.

“I’m extremely honored to be awarded this degree,” said Andrews. “My time at Nottingham as a PhD student was transformative and set me up for my later career at Buckinghamshire New University, University of Toronto and now McMaster University.”

“I see a lot of similarities between Nottingham and McMaster. They are the same size and both punch above their weight in health research, producing world-class results.”

During the pandemic, Andrews has taken on more applied research. He co-edited a 60-chapter book titled “COVID-19 and Similar Futures: Pandemic Geographies”. It critically responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and brings together over 100 leading social scientists who considered the social, cultural, economic, and political impacts of the pandemic and what it means for their fields of inquiry.   

As part of his award, copies of all his published work, 250 publications including 14 books, have been retained by the University of Nottingham where they will be publicly available.