School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences


Philosophy professor elected Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

Michela Massimi is appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Congratulations to Professor of Philosophy of Science Michela Massimi from the School of PPLS who has been elected as a Fellow of the RSE, joining 65 other new Fellows including the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Michela Massimi

Female Fellows from College

Michela is the only person from PPLS and one of three women from CAHSS at the University to join the RSE this year,  alongside Professor of Politics Fiona Mackay and Salvesen Professor of European Institutions Jo Shaw.

Fiona Mackay

Jo Shaw

Recognised for their influence on society, Fellows of the RSE are leading figures within the arts, academia, business and public sector. 

Diversifying the Fellowship

The RSE is committed to diversifying its Fellowship and is delighted that 41% of their new Fellows are female.

Each year we welcome a selection of nominated extraordinary individuals into the Fellowship and this year is no exception. The diverse range of achievements of these individuals will be an asset to the RSE and I am sure they will strengthen the RSE’s standing as a national academy committed to providing public benefit to Scottish society. I also welcome the increasing number of female Fellows to the RSE, something we have focused on improving in past years and part of our wider commitment to diversity.

Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBEPresident of the RSE

The Royal Society of Edinburgh

The RSE is an educational charity established in 1783 which draws on expertise from its interdisciplinary group of Fellows. It is a free public resource with a motto to make knowledge useful and aims to address the global challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century.

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