Professor Holly Branigan elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Congratulations to the Head of School, Professor Holly Branigan, on being selected as a 2021 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Professor of Language & Cognition, Holly Branigan, joins RSE’s current role of around 1,600 leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond, whose work has a significant impact on the nation.

I'm delighted and honoured to have been elected a Fellow, and am looking forward to playing a part in the Royal Society of Edinburgh's mission to contribute to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland.

Professor Holly BraniganHead of School, School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
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Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

Established in 1783, the RSE is an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland.

RSE plays a key role in contributing to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

Those who are elected to the Fellowship have undergone a rigorous assessment of their achievements, professional standing and the contribution they and their work make to wider society.

Holly joins a number of leading academics from Edinburgh and beyond, who have made a positive impact as a result of their academic research.

Professor Holly Branigan

About Holly

Holly has been the Head of School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences since 2018.

Holding a Personal Chair in Psychology of Language & Cognition, Holly’s main research interests are in the psychology of communication, and the relationship between linguistic and psychological theories of syntax.

Holly’s research cuts across disciplinary boundaries, and is of relevance to researchers in theoretical and computational linguistics and computer science, as well as to researchers in psychology.

Holly’s profile

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