Glasgow professor elected to council of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Anna Dominiczak OBE, Director of the British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre and Head of Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow has been elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The appointment recognises Prof Dominiczak’s leading role in Scotland, the UK and the world, in cardiovascular research and the esteem of her peers.

Prof Dominiczak, who was elected as a Fellow of the RSE in 2003, will be an ordinary member of the council which is tasked with overseeing the management and policy of the Society. The appointment lasts for three years.

Prof Dominiczak said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be elected to the Council of the RSE and to be given responsibility for playing a part in the development of this magnificent institution.”

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, founded in 1783 by Royal Charter, is an independent, non-political educational charity working for the public benefit throughout Scotland for ‘the advancement of learning and useful knowledge’.

The Society has a peer-elected multidisciplinary fellowship of 1,500 members and also supports original research through grant funding.

For more information contact Stuart Forsyth in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 4831 or email

First published: 6 October 2009

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