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YAS Alumni welcomed into the RSE

By 3rd March 2020 No Comments

Our senior academy, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, has today announced 64 newly elected Fellows. These new Fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world whose work has a significant impact on our nation- and we are delighted that three former members of YAS are among them:

  • Rosalind Allen, a biological physicist who has made vital contributions to our understanding of antibiotic resistance
  • Nasar Meer, a sociologist and international expert on national identities and the sociological and political underpinnings of antisemitism, Islamophobia and other forms of racialisation
  • Francisca Mutapi, a world-expert on global health and tropical diseases

Rosalind Allen

Nasar Meer

Francisca Mutapi

Rosalind, Nasar and Francisca join 19 other YAS members and alumni who have previously been welcomed into the RSE. While YAS members do not automatically become Fellows, the increasing number of YAS members and alumni in the RSE Fellowship is testament to the excellence, drive, and creativity of our members. To be appointed RSE Fellows, these individuals have undergone rigorous assessment of their achievements, professional standing and societal contribution.

Fellows give of their time freely to play a fundamental role in enabling the RSE to deliver its mission ‘Knowledge Made Useful,’ and contribute to the cultural, economic and social well-being of Scotland and the wider world.

Professor Dame Anne Glover, President of the RSE said: “The diverse expertise and experience of our fellows, means that, as an organisation, we are well-placed to respond to the issues of the day with clear informed thinking free from commercial or political influence.  Our new fellows, who we look forward to welcoming, not only hold vast knowledge but also deep experience, keen judgement, boundless enthusiasm and a passion for promoting societal development and change.  By using their talents as a collective, we can often unlock or inspire new potential and unearth fresh solutions to some of the most complex issues Scotland’s society faces today.”

More information on the all new Fellows, including the YAS members being inducted this year can be found on the RSE website here.