2012 Elected Fellows

2012 Elected Fellows

Most of the 2012 Fellows were formally admitted by Sir John Arbuthnott, RSE President on 14 May 2012. Clicking on the slideshow below will link to the Picaso album from where images can be downloaded.  If images are being used in public, please acknowledge the RSE and the photographer, Gary Doak. Higher resolution copies can be obtained from the Communications Officer.


Honorary Fellows

MCALEESE, Mary Patricia.LLB (QUB), Hon DLitt (Ulster), Hon LLD (University of Otago, Mount Holyoke College, Fordham University). Barrister of the Bars of Ireland (1978) and Northern Ireland (1974). Former President, Aras an Uachtarain.

SOUTHERN, Edwin Mellor. Kt. BSc (Manchester), PhD (Glasgow), HonDSc (Edinburgh, Lund, Upsalla, Glasgow, Brookes and others). FRS, HonFMedSci. Member: EMBO; HUGO. Foreign Member AAAS.Founder and CSO, Oxford Gene Technology; Professor of Biochemistry (Emeritus), University of Oxford.

Corresponding Fellowship

BARRY, David Andrew. BA(Queensland), BSc, PhD(Griffith). FICE, FCIWEM, FIMA, FHEA. Professor of Environmental Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

ELTAYEB, Ibrahim Abdel Razag. BSc (Lond), PhD (N'cle). Fellow: African Academy of Sciences; Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. Professor of Mathematics, Sultan Qaboos University.

SIMPSON, Evan Rutherford. BSc, PhD (Edin). Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences. Member: Society for Endocrinology (UK), Endocrine Society (USA).Member of Council of the Endocrine Society of Australia. Division Head, Sex Hormone Biology & Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium Laboratory, Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research.

THOMPSON, Kevin. OBE. MA, PhD (Lond), Hon D Arts (Plymouth). FRCM, Hon FTCL, Hon FBC, FRSA GRSM, LRAM, FTCL (Conducting), ARMCM. Director, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth.


ARNOLD, Polly Louise. MA (Oxon), DPhil (Sus). Professor of Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.

BACHTLER, John. BA (Swansea). Academician of the Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Regional Studies Association. Professor of European Policy Studies; Director, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde.

BIRD, Sheila Macdonald. OBE. MA, PhD (Aberd). CStat, FPHRCP
MRC Biostatistics Unit; Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde; Programme Leader, MRC Biostatistics Unit.

BROWN, David William. MA (Edin), BA (Oxon), PhD (Cantab). FBA.
Wardlaw Professor of Theology, Aesthetics and Culture, University of St Andrews.

BROWN, Verity Joy
. BSc (UCL), PhD (Cantab), MBA (OU). FSB, FHEA.
Professor of Psychology, University of St Andrews.

CAMERON, David Allan. BA, DES, MA (Cantab), MBBS (Lond), MSc, MD(Edin). MRCP (UK), CCST, FRCP (Edin). Clinical Director, The Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre; Professor in Oncology, University of Edinburgh.

CARTER, Sara Lindsey. OBE. BA (Lancaster), PhD (Stir). Member: Academy of Management, British Academy of Management Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde Business School.

CHEUNG, Rebecca. BSc, PhD (Glas). FIET, SMIEEE. Professor of Nanoelectronics, University of Edinburgh.

CLEAVELAND, Sarah. BSc (Soton), BA, Vet MB (Cantab), PhD(London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases). MRCVS. Professor of Comparative Epidemiology, University of Glasgow.

CONN, Iain Cameron. BEng(Imperial). CEng, FIChemE, FCGI. Managing Director and Chief Executive Refining & Marketing, BP plc.

COWLING, Michael John. B Eng, PhD(Liv). MIM, FSUT, FiMarEST, FRSA, C Eng, CMarSci, LRPS. Chief Scientist, The Crown Estate.

CRITCHLEY, Hilary Octavia Dawn. BSc, MBChB, MD(Manc). FRCOG, FMed Sci., FSB. Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

CUBIE, Heather Ann. BSc, MSc, PhD (Edin). FRCPath, FACM. Director, Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Consultant Clinical Scientist and Director, Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Edinburgh Specialist Virology Centre; Head of HPV Research Group, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh; Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow.

DAWSON, Jane. BA, PhD (Dunelm), PG Dip and Cert(Dund). Fellow: Royal Historical Society, Society of Antiquaries. John Laing Professor of Reformation History, University of Edinburgh.

GARSIDE, Paul. BSc (Salford), PhD(Nott). FSB. Professor of Immunobiology, University of Glasgow.

GORDON, Iain James. BSc (Aberd), PhD (Cantab). Fellow: North American Academy of Arts and Sciences; FSB. Chief Executive and Director, The James Hutton Institute.

GREBOGI, Celso. Doctor Honoris Causa (Potsdam, Germany). Fellow: American Physical Society, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. Sixth Century Professor in Nonlinear and Complex Systems, University of Aberdeen.

HAWKESWORTH, Christopher John
. BA (Dublin), DPhil (Oxon), HonDSc (Copenhagen). FRS, Fellow: American Geophysical Union, Geochemistry Society. Deputy Principal & Vice‑Principal of Research, University of St Andrews.

HOUSTON, Robert Allan. MA (St And), PhD (Cantab). FRHistS, Fellow of the Academia Europaea. Professor of Early Modern History, University of St Andrews.

IREDALE, John Peter. Bachelor of Medicine, MD (Soton). FMedSci, FRCP (Edin and Lond). Professor of Medicine, and Head of MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research.

KIRBY, Simon Michael. MA, PhD (Edin). Professor of Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh.

KRUUK, Loeske Elizabeth Beatrice. BA (Oxon), MSc (Aberd), PhD (Edin). Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, University of Edinburgh.

LEDINGHAM, Kenneth William David. BSc, PhD, DSc(Glas). FInstP. Professor of Physics, University of Strathclyde.

LENG, Gareth. BSc (Warwick), MSc, PhD (Bham). Professor of Experimental Physiology, University of Edinburgh; Head of School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

LIBKIN, Leonid.
BSc, MSc (Moscow), PhD (Pennsylvania). Member: UK Computing Research Committee, ACM, ASL. Professor, Foundations of Data Management, University of Edinburgh.

LOOS, Joachim. Senior Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences. MS (Hamburg), PhD (Dortmund). Professor of Solid State Physics, University of Glasgow.

MCLEAN, Iain Sinclair. BA, BPh, DPhil (Oxon). FBA, Elected Trustee, Political Studies Association of the UK (PSA), Fellow of The International Centre for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, USA. Professor of Politics, Nuffield College.

MUIR WOOD, David. BA, PhD (Cantab). FREng, FICE. Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Dundee.

NOLAN, Steven Patrick. BSc (West Florida), PhD(Miami). Fellow: Royal Society of Canada, European Academy of Sciences, FRSC, Member of the American Chemical Society. Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of St Andrews.

OPPO, Gian‑Luca. PhD(University of Florence). FOSA, FInstP. Professor of Computational and Nonlinear Physics, University of Strathclyde.

RUXTON, Graeme Douglas. BSc (H‑W), PhD (Strath). Professor of Theoretical Ecology, University of Glasgow.

SALMOND, George Peacock Copland. BSc (Strath), PhD(Warwick), MA, ScD(Cantab). HonDsc (Strath). FSB. Professor of Molecular Microbiology; Deputy Head of Dept of Biochemistry; Professorial Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge; Member, Scottish Science Advisory Council.

SANSOM, Owen James. BSc(Nottingham), MRes(Man), PhD(Edin). Deputy Director, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research.

SATTAR, Naveed Amjid. MBChB, PhD (Glas). FRCPath, FRCP (Glas).
Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow.

SCOTT, Joanne. LLB (Aberd), LLM (European University Institute).
Professor of European Law, University College London.

STODDART, Alexander. BA (Glasgow School of Art), Hon D (Paisley, Glasgow). Sculptor.

STOREY, Kate. BSc(Sus), PhD(Cantab). Professor in Neural Development, University of Dundee.

SWEDLOW, Jason. BA (Brandeis University), PhD(California). Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology, University of Dundee.

WILKINSON, Caroline. BSc (Manc), HND (Blackpool College of Art), MPhil, PhD (Manc). Professor of Craniofacial Identification, University of Dundee.

. MBE. BSc, PhD (Edin), FRSC. President elect of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Vice Principal and Head of College for Science and Engineering of the University of Edinburgh. Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry.


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