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YAS member Siobhan O’Connor receives an Impact Award from the RCN Foundation

Siobhán O’Connor, a YAS member and Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, received an Impact Award from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation recently for her research into the history of nursing informatics. She spent the last 12 months exploring the life and work of Derek Hoy, a Scottish nurse who pioneered technology in the NHS.

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YAS member announces the European Health Award 2016

Siobhán O’Connor, a new member to the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, was one of only three young academics hand picked from across Europe to help judge and announce the European Health Award 2016. This prestigious award is presented at the European Health Forum Gastein conference in Austria each year. Siobhán, a lecturer in nursing at Edinburgh Napier University, received a Young Forum Gastein scholarship to attend this high level EU health policy conference to represent Scotland. The scholarship is co-funded by the European Commission and WHO Europe, to enable leading young health professionals to attend and participate in the conference.

Many European projects with a health focus are submitted for the European Health Award and Siobhán joined a panel of prestigious judges including Dr Terje Peetso, Health and Wellbeing Unit of DG CONNECT in the European Commission, Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Albert van der Zeijden, Board Member of the International Forum Gastein, among others to shortlist projects and make the final selection.

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YAS member recognised for partnership with Scottish Prison Service and Fife College

A project set up by YAS member Anne Schwan has been honoured with the Partnership Award at the 2016 Herald Higher Education Awards.  The project, in which University student volunteers are paired with prisoners at HMP Edinburgh for one-on-one English language, literacy, and creative writing tuition, is the result of a partnership between Edinburgh Napier University, Scottish Prison Service, and Fife College.

The awards were hosted by Scottish broadcaster Sally Magnusson at an event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

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Four YAS Members named 2016 RSE Prizewinners

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has revealed it Prizewinners for 2016; we are pleased to announce that four of the individuals recognised for their significant contributions to academia are members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.

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YAS Member Prof Cait MacPhee Awarded CBE

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland is pleased to congratulate its member Professor Cait MacPhee, who has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours list for services to women in Physics.

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Dr John D O’Connor is a Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and a Catholic University Chaplain in Edinburgh. He has doctorates in both Applied Physics and Moral Philosophy.

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