Usher Institute

Professors Gillian Mead and John Norrie - Fellows of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professors Gillian Mead and John Norrie from the Usher Institute become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Professors Gillian Mead and John Norrie

The new fellows will join the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) current roll of around 1,600 leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond, whose work has a significant impact on the nation.

Positive impact

The 2022 cohort includes many academics who the RSE deemed to have made a positive impact on society – either as a result of their academic research, through their contribution to arts or for the role they have played in communicating complex information with the public.

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

It is a privilege to be able to welcome our new Fellows, and we are inspired by the breadth of talent and experience in our Fellowship. Every single individual elected this year has shown exceptional levels of expertise and insight in their chosen field, and their input helps RSE effect real and lasting change in Scotland’s society. We look forward to working with our diverse Fellowship who provide a crucial link between the world of academic research and practice with government, business and civil society.

Professor Sir John BallPresident of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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