Royal Society announces twelve new fellows from the University of Glasgow

Published: 8 March 2006

Royal Society of Edinburgh announces this year's fellows

Twelve academics form the University of Glasgow have shared the successes of more than sixty individuals elected across the country to become fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Chosen in recognition of extremely significant contributions to their fields and achievement in public service, a broad spectrum of expertise is represented in the new list of Fellows.

An independent, educational charity, one of the key strengths of the Society is its multidisciplinary make-up, with 1400 experts of national and international standing representing excellence across the subject disciplines.

RSE President, Sir Michael Atiyah commented:

"I am delighted to be able to welcome such an outstanding array of new Fellows to the Society. Conferring the accolade of Fellowship on individuals recognised as amongst the best minds in Scotland and around the world, is the beginning, not the end, of the Society's purpose. The collective expertise and experience of the Fellowship enables the RSE to uphold its Royal Charter of 1783 for the "advancement of learning and useful knowledge" and deliver meaningful, public-benefit activities in today's Scotland."

The University of Glasgow newly elected Fellows are:
BURTON, (Anthony) Michael, Professor of Psychology.
CAMPO, (Maria) Saveria. Professor of Viral Oncology, Cancer Research UK Fellow.
GULLIVER, Stuart, Professor of City Development.
HAGAN, Paul, Professor of Parasitology and Dean, Faculty of Biomedical & LifeSciences.
JASPER, David, Professor of Literature and Theology, Head of School of Divinity and Associate Dean for Postgraduates (Arts).
KOLCH, Walter, Professor of Molecular Cellular Biology.
METCALFE, Neil Benedict, Professor of Behavioural Ecology.
ROBINSON, Olivia Fiona, Douglas Professor Emeritus of Roman Law.
ROSNER, Guenther, Cargill Chair of Natural Philosophy.
SMITH, Jeremy John, Professor of English Philology, Head of Department of English Language.
SVENTEK, Joseph S. Professor of Communication Systems.
WANLESS, Sarah, Research Ecologist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Banchory; Hon Professor.

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For more details on each of the Glasgow academics elected to the Royal Society, please contact the University?s Media Relations Office on 0141 330-3535. For further details on the Royal Society of Edinburgh and on the awards please contact Stuart Brown on 0131 240 5000.

First published: 8 March 2006

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