Professor Roger Goodman Awarded CBE in New Year Honours

Professor Roger James Goodman, Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies in the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and Warden of St. Antony's College, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Social Science in the King's New Year Honours for 2024. He is one of eight members of the University recognised for their achievements and service.

Professor Goodman was the Head of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford for 10 years from 2008 and Chair of the Council and President of the Academy of Social Sciences for six years between 2015-2021. His research has been focused on Japanese education, anthropology and social policy as well as comparative work on South Korea and the UK.

Professor Goodman said: ‘In the past few years, the importance of high-quality social science research has come to be recognised in the UK as never before; I am delighted therefore that this award acknowledges the collective contribution of the community of social scientists in improving our understanding of the complex world we live in.’

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Irene Tracey congratulated all honourees across the University, saying: 'Their outstanding achievements and service of people across the UK and the world continue to be a source of pride and inspiration for us all.'