UQ Law School researcher elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

15 Nov 2023

Professor Nicholas AroneyThe University of Queensland (UQ) Law School researcher Professor Nicholas Aroney has received a prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Among 21 new ASSA Fellows announced in November, this significant achievement recognised Professor Aroney's integral contributions as a constitutional law expert and legal theorist.

“It’s an honour to be elected a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia,” Professor Aroney said. 

“I look forward to working with the other Fellows of the Academy as we collectively seek to promote the application of social science research in ways that improve the lives of people in society.”

In 2010, Professor Aroney was granted an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to examine the federal principles underlying the Australian federal system in comparison with other federal systems. 

“My primary research area has focused on the establishment of federal or multi-level systems of government as a means of accommodating political diversity in geographically large, highly populated or culturally diverse countries. 

“Currently, I am working on an ARC Discovery Project on the constituent power underlying constitutions and how it is manifested in federal systems.”

As a new member of the ASSA, Professor Aroney joins fellow UQ Law School academics including Professor Graeme Orr, Professor Brad Sherman, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Honorary Professor Heather Douglas.

See a full list of the 2023 ASSA Fellows.