Academics join Royal Society’s academy
Twelve members of University staff have been appointed to a prestigious national academy.
They have been recognised as emerging leaders in their academic fields, and have become the newest members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland.
The Academy fosters interdisciplinary activities among young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics from the fields of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society.
It helps members to interact across disciplines and professions with decision makers, opinion formers and experts, business leaders, funding bodies, national institutions, the public and the media within Scotland, the UK and internationally.
Staff from all three of the University’s Colleges are among the new intake for the Young Academy of Scotland:
College of Science and Engineering
Dr Stephen Brusatte, Chancellor's Fellow in Vertebrate Palaeontology
Dr Javier Escudero Rodriguez, Chancellor's Fellow in Biomedical Signal Processing
Dr Philip Hands, Chancellor's Fellow in Microelectronics
Dr Louise Horsfall, Lecturer in Biotechnology
Dr Olof Johansson, Royal Society of Edinburgh/BP Trust Research Fellow
Dr Stephen Thomas, Royal Society University Research Fellow
College of Humanities and Social Science
Dr Matthew Chrisman, Reader in Philosophy
Dr Sotiria Grek, Lecturer in Social Policy
Dr Wenxuan Hou, Reader in Finance
Dr Nikki Moran, Lecturer in Music
Dr Niki Vermeulen, Lecturer in history/sociology of science; Wellcome Research Fellow
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Dr Kathrin Cresswell, Chief Scientist Office Postdoctoral Fellow