Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellowships announced

Published: 5 March 2008

Twelve University of Glasgow academics have recently been appointed Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Twelve University of Glasgow academics have recently been appointed Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Following in the footsteps of distinguished predecessors such as Sir Walter Scott, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, Fellows are elected in recognition of outstanding achievement in their fields and contribution to public service.

The following individuals are now Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh:

  • David Barlow – Executive Dean of Medicine and Professor of Reproductive Medicine
  • Gerard Graham – Professor of Molecular and Structural Immunology
  • Daniel Haydon – Professor of Population Ecology and Epidemiology
  • Kenneth Hunt – Wylie Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Nigel Leask – Regius Professor of English Language and Literature
  • Iain McInnes – Professor of Experimental Medicine
  • John McMurray – Professor of Medical Cardiology
  • Revd George Newlands – Professor of Divinity
  • Chris Philo – Professor of Geography
  • James Robertson – author and Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Scottish Literature
  • Sheila Rowan – Professor of Experimental Physics
  • Stephen Senn – Professor of Statistics

Notes to editors

For more information please contact Kate Richardson in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3683 or email

About RSE
The RSE was founded in 1783 by Royal Charter for the “Advancement of Learning and Useful Knowledge”. Today it has around 1400 Fellows whose expertise encompasses the full spectrum of the sciences, medicine, engineering and technology, education, law, the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, industry, the professions and public service. This multi-disciplinary perspective makes the RSE unique amongst the United Kingdom’s learned societies. It is funded by a range of carefully selected charitable, public and private bodies. Its mission today is providing public benefit through the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is an educational charity, registered in Scotland. Independent and non-party-political, our wide-ranging educational activities include:

  • Publishing internationally respected learned journals
  • Offering state-of-the-art conference facilities
  • Encouraging, promoting and rewarding excellence
  • Increasing two-way international exchange
  • Showcasing to the World the best of our research and development
  • Distributing over £1.7 million to top researchers and entrepreneurs
  • Providing educational activities for school students throughout Scotland
  • Conducting major independent inquiries
  • Organising lectures, debates and conferences

First published: 5 March 2008

<< March