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RSE Young Academy of Scotland Welcomes 50 New Members

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of 50 new members. They will join the 68 existing members from April 1st.  Almost two hundred applications were received for membership. These were considered by RSE Fellows and the trustees of the Young Academy including its Co-Chairs.  The new members, 26 women and 24 men, range in ages from 28 to 43.  Practitioners and academics are represented and a variety of disciplines are covered including: photography; government; archaeology; astrobiology; robotic systems; obesity; and human rights.

Chris O’Sullivan, one of four Young Academy co-chairs commented, “I speak for all members of the Young Academy in welcoming the successful applicants. The new members are based in institutions and organisations across Scotland, and come from a range of disciplines. The quality of applications was extremely high, from both academic and professional fields, and it is exciting to see the Young Academy growing. Over the past eighteen months the Young Academy has developed work streams in health, education, equality and constitutional reform, areas in which many applicants felt they had a contribution to make. We look forward to the added value that the new members will bring to the work programmes we have, and to the new ideas and experiences they will contribute.”

Professor Alice Brown, General Secretary of the RSE added, “The RSE is delighted with the progress that the Young Academy has made since it was established in 2011 and I am sure that this new cohort of members will strengthen the YAS further. The members of the Young Academy are people who have already achieved much at relatively early stages of their careers. Bringing talented people from a range of backgrounds together to discuss how to tackle the challenges of the modern age is a key component of the strategy of the RSE to promote a New Enlightenment in Scotland. I fully expect many of the members of the Young Academy to become the leaders of the future in Scotland.”

New members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland

Blanca Antizar-Ladislao. University of Edinburgh. Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Donna Bell. Scottish Government. Head of Early Years Quality Improvement Unit

Luke Bisby. University of Edinburgh. Arup Chair of Fire and Structures

Adam Bock. University of Edinburgh. Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Helen L Bridle. Heriot-Watt University. Research Fellow

Geoffrey D Bromiley. University of Edinburgh. Lecturer in Earth Materials Research and Experimental Geoscience

Christine Caldwell. University of Stirling. Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Catherine S J Cazin. University of St Andrews. Royal Society Research Fellow

Christopher J Dalglish. University of Glasgow. Lecturer in Archaeology

Michaela T Dewar. University of Edinburgh. Research Fellow

Mary K Doherty. UHI. Lecturer in Mass Spectrometry, Lipidomics Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science

Marc R Dweck. University of Edinburgh. Lecturer in Cardiology/ BHF Clinical Fellow

Sophie J Ellison. Blake Stevenson Ltd. Senior Consultant (Social Research)

Elizabeth A L Fairley. EFB Services. Scientific Consultant

Heather M Ferguson. University of Glasgow. Lecturer in Vector Biology

Duncan H Forgan. University of Edinburgh. Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Emma Frow. University of Edinburgh. Lecturer, Science, Technology  & Innovation Studies

Jens Hagendorff. University of Edinburgh Business School. Martin Currie Professor in Finance and Investment

Andrea Hamilton. University of Edinburgh. NERC Research Fellow

Patrick G Harkness. University of Glasgow. Lecturer in Space Systems Engineering

Eva Hevia. University of Strathclyde. Reader/Royal Society Research Fellow

Stefan Hild. University of Glasgow. Lecturer

Sharon J Hutchinson. Glasgow Caledonian University. Professor in Epidemiology and Population Health

Chris S Jones. University of St Andrews. Senior Lecturer in English

Alexander (Sasha) Kagansky. University of Edinburgh, MRC Human Genetics Unit. Chancellor’s Fellow

S Karly Kehoe. Glasgow Caledonian University. Lecturer in History

Tobias Kelly. University of Edinburgh. Reader in Social Anthropology

Olga Kozlova. Heriot-Watt University. Enterprise Creation Manager

Per Ola Kristensson. University of St Andrews. SICSA Lecturer and EPSRC Research Fellow

Gurjit Singh Lalli. Power of Youth. Director

Jennifer Logue. University of Glasgow. CSO Clinician Scientist/Senior Clinical Lecturer & Hon Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

Malcolm Macdonald. University of Strathclyde. Associate Director, Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory

Simon R M Mackenzie. University of Glasgow. Professor of Criminology, Law & Society

Fiona J McNeill. University of Edinburgh. Research Fellow

Michail Mersinis. Glasgow School of Art. Lecturer in Fine Art Photography

Ingela K Naumann. University of Edinburgh. Lecturer in Social Policy/ Deputy Director for Practice, Graduate School

Bernadette O’Rourke. Heriot-Watt University. Lecturer in Spanish and General Linguistics

E. Elizabeth Patton. University of Edinburgh, MRC Human Genetics Unit. Programme Leader, Medical and Developmental Genetics

Kate E Perkins. Scottish Government. Private Secretary for Permanent Secretary

Subramanian Ramamoorthy. University of Edinburgh. Lecturer in Robotics

Christian Rutz. University of St Andrews. Reader in Biology/BBSRC David Phillips Fellow

Anne Schwan. Edinburgh Napier University. Reader in Literary Studies and Cultural Theory

Valeria Skafida. University of Edinburgh. British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Stewart Smith. University of Edinburgh. RCUK Academic Fellow/ Lecturer

David R Smith. University of Aberdeen. Teaching Fellow

Doerthe Tetzlaff. University of Aberdeen. Professor in Hydrology and Landscape Ecology

Andrew R Timming. University of St Andrews. Reader in Management

Asier Unciti-Broceta. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre. IGMM Academic Fellow

Marcos Vidal. Beatson Institute for Cancer Research.  Group Leader

Tiffany A Wood. Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership. Industrial Research Liaison