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Extraordinary People

The University of Edinburgh is an extraordinary place, where our extraordinary people make ideas work for a better world. Discover our extraordinary people and be inspired to innovate.

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The Edinburgh Innovators

The University of Edinburgh is an extraordinary place, full of extraordinary people making a positive impact on all our communities.

At Edinburgh Innovations, we help researchers, students, governments and our industry partners drive innovation.

We celebrate all the extraordinary people at this University for their excellence, ambition and the positive impacts they have made on individuals, communities, societies and our world.

We will be spotlighting just some of the extraordinary people we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with. Keep visiting this space as we spotlight more of our extraordinary people.

 

Do you know an extraordinary person?

Tell us who you think is an extraordinary person - and why they are an Edinburgh Innovator. Email your suggestions.

 

Professor Joyce Tait

Professor Joyce Tait
Unconventional, disruptive and interdisciplinary, Joyce is Co-Director of the Innogen Institute, which she co-created in 2002 to implement a user-focused approach to innovation regulation, risk governance and stakeholder engagement.

Professor Sean Smith

Professor Sean Smith
Innovative and determined from a young age, it is no surprise that Sean has become Professor of Future Construction at the School of Engineering and Director of the Centre for Future Infrastructure at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

Professor Susan Rosser

Professor Susan Rosser
Susan Rosser is Professor of Synthetic Biology, a joint appointment between the School of Biological Sciences and School of Engineering.

Dr Tilo Kunath

Dr Tilo Kunath
Dr Tilo Kunath, a Group Leader, Reader in Regenerative Neurobiology in the School of Biological Sciences. This extraordinary person is making crucial advancements in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.