Royal Society of Edinburgh welcomes five new academics from UofG

Issued: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:34:00 GMT

Five academics from disciplines across the University of Glasgow have been announced as newly-minted Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Experts in criminology, physics, global security, nutrition and linguistics are among 66 new Fellows announced by the RSE today. They are:

  • Mike Lean, Professor of Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

The 66 new Fellows will help the RSE to continue to provide independent and expert advice to policymakers, support aspiring entrepreneurs, develop research capacity and leadership, inspire and facilitate learning and engage with the general public through inspiring events.

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “It’s fantastic to see each of the University’s four Colleges represented among the new Fellows welcomed by the Royal Society of Edinburgh today.

“All five of them represent excellence and outstanding achievement in their fields and their Fellowships are richly deserved. On behalf of the whole University I offer our warmest congratulations and wish each of them continued success in their new roles as RSE Fellows.”

Current President of the RSE, Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE, said, “Each year we welcome a selection of nominated extraordinary individuals into the Fellowship and this year is no exception. The diverse range of achievements of these individuals will be an asset to the RSE and I am sure they will strengthen the RSE’s standing as a national academy committed to providing public benefit to Scottish society. I also welcome the increasing number of female Fellows to the RSE, something we have focused on improving in past years and part of our wider commitment to diversity.”

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is a leading educational charity which operates on an independent and non-party-political basis to provide public benefit throughout Scotland. Established by Royal Charter in 1783 by key proponents of the Scottish Enlightenment, the RSE now has around 1600 Fellows from a wide range of disciplines. The work of the RSE includes awarding research funding, leading on major inquiries, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning.
The RSE’s Fellowship comprises Honorary Fellows (members of the Royal House or persons eminently distinguished in any subject within our disciplinary domains), Corresponding Fellows (those who have attained high international standing in any subject within our disciplinary domains, and are not normally resident in the UK) and Fellows.