College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College staff become Royal Society Fellows

Five professors from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been named as Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellows.

Fellows are leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world, whose work has a significant impact on the nation.

The five academics are Penny Fielding, Grierson Professor of English Literature; Nasar Meer, Professor of Sociology; Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics; Ailsa Henderson, Professor of Political Science; and Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory.

Some 64 fellows have been elected. They join around 1,600 existing fellows who represent the full range of physical and life sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, education, professions, industry, business and public life.

Rigorous assessment

Those awarded with the fellowship have undergone rigorous assessment of their achievements, professional standing and societal contribution.

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.

CProfessor Dame Anne GloverPresident of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Fellows, who give their time freely, play a fundamental role in enabling the RSE to deliver its mission of Knowledge Made Useful.

They contribute to the cultural, economic and social well-being of Scotland and the wider world.

[Photo courtesy of The RSE]

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