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First cohort of UK Young Academy includes Usher researcher, Andrea Ford

Andrea Ford, Research Fellow (Medical and Cultural Anthropology), joins first cohort of UK Young Academy

The Royal Academy of Engineering has joined with other UK and Ireland National Academies to announce the first members of the new UK-wide Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.

The UK Young Academy’s first cohort brings together members from across academia, charity organisations and the private sector, to galvanise their skills, knowledge, and experience to find innovative solutions to the challenges facing societies now and in the future.

I am pleased to see the number and diversity of engineers included in this first cohort of members, some of whom are already involved in our own Academy’s activities. I’m sure their passion, creativity and leadership will make an important contribution to the success of this exciting new interdisciplinary forum and that these talented people will help the Young Academy to make a positive impact on our future.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSEPresident of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Andrea Ford among first cohort

We are delighted that Andrea Ford, Research Fellow in Medical and Cultural Anthropology at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, is one of two members from The University of Edinburgh among the 67-strong cohort.

Announcement on the Royal Society of Engineering website

Andrea Ford's profile