2014 Elected Fellows

2014 Elected Fellows

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is pleased to announce its intake of 54 new Fellows for 2014.  These outstanding people come from a wide variety of disciplines, spanning the arts, business, science and technology sectors. They will join those Fellows, past and present, who have strived to attain the RSE’s founding mission: ‘the advancement of learning and useful knowledge'.

New Fellows were welcomed to the Society at an Induction Day held on 19 May 2014

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BUCKINGHAM, Margaret Elizabeth FRS HonFRSE. Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, Officier de la Légion d'Honneur. BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon). FRS, EMBO, Academia Europaea, French Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of the USA

Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, The Institut Pasteur, France

DAVIES, Sir Peter Maxwell CH CBE HonFRSE. Officier de l'Ordre Des Arts et des Lettres. HonFellow(UHI), Hon DMus(Edin, Manc, Bris, Open, Glas, Dunelm, Hull, Oxon, Kingston, Cantab), HonLLD(Aberd), HonDLitt(Warwick, Salford), DUniv(H-W). FRCM, FRSAMD, Fellow British Ac. of Composers and Song-Writers, Memb Ac. Filarmonia Romana, Royal Swedish Ac. of Music, Bavarian Ac. of Fine Arts, Hon Memb RAM, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Philharmonic Society, RSA, Hon FRIAS

Master of the Queen's Music

KENNEDY OF THE SHAWS, Helena Ann QC, HonFBA, HonFRSE. Council of Legal Education, 35+ Honorary Doctorates. Bencher of Gray's Inn, FRSA, Fellow City and Guilds of London Institute, FRCPsych, FRCPath

Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford

LOCHHEAD, Elizabeth Anne HonFRSE. Diploma in Art(GSA), 10 HonPhD. FelRSAMD, FelGSA, FelRoyal Glasgow Institute, FelAssoc for Scottish Literary Studies

Poet and Scots Makar


AITCHISON, James Stewart CorrFRSE. BSc, PhD(H-W), Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at Bellcore USA. FRSC, FAAAS, FOSA, FInstP, Senior Member IEEE

Professor and Nortel Chair in Emerging Technology, University of Toronto, Canada

COWAN, James Allan CorrFRSE. BSc(Glasg), PhD(Cantab), NATO postdoc(California). FAAAS, FACS, FRSC

Melvin S. Newman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University, USA

GROSZ, Barbara CorrFRSE. AB(Cornell), MA, PhD(UC Berkeley). FACM, FAAAS, FAAAI, MembNAE, Memb American Ac of Arts and Sciences

Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University, USA

ZACCAI, Giuseppe CorrFRSE. BSc, PhD(Edin)

Directeur de Recherche Emérite CNRS, Institut de Biologie Structurale, France


ALLEN, Judith Elizabeth FRSE. BSc(Bates), PhD(UC Berkeley)

Professor of Immunobiology and Director of Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh


Professor of Evolutionary Genomics, University of Edinburgh

BUTTAR, Rabinder FRSE. BSc(Glas), Graduate Institute of Biology(Paisley), PhD(Strath), Certificate in Management(Reading), Honorary Doctorate(UWS). Honorary Fellow Institute of Clinical Research, FRSM, Member of Globalscot, Association of Biotech Led Enterprises

Chairman and CEO, ClinTec International Ltd.

COOPER, Thomas Joshua FRSE. BA(Humboldt), MA(New Mexico). FRSA, Fellow-elect Royal Scottish Academy

Founder and Head of Department, Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art

CUMMING, David Robert Sime FRSE. BEng(Glasg), PhD(Cantab). FIET, C. Eng, FIEEE

Professor of Electronic Systems and Head of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering Research Division, University of Glasgow

CUNNINGHAM-BURLEY, Sarah Jane FRSE. BSocSc(Bham), PhD(Aberd). AcSS

Head of School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

DAVEY SMITH, George FMedSci FRSE. BA, MA, DSc(Oxon), MB B.Chir, MD(Cantab), MSc(LSHTM). MFPHM, FFPHM, FRCP(Hon), FMedSci, For Ass US NAS, FRSA, FAPPA

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol

GENTZ, Natascha FRSE. Undergrad Studies(Erlangen), MA, PhD(Heidelberg)

Dean, International (China) and Professor of Chinese, University of Edinburgh

GLASIER, Annabelle Frances OBE FRSE. BSc, MBChB, MD(Bris), DSc(Edin), HonLLD(Dund). FRCOG, FSRH

Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh

GOLDBERG, David FRSE. BSc(St And), MB, ChB(Glas), DSc(St And). MRCP(UK), MFPHM(I), FRCP(Glas), FFPHM(UK), FRCP(Lond), FFTM RCPS(Glas)

Consultant Epidemiologist/Public Health Medicine, Health Protection Scotland

GREIG, David FRSE. BA(Bristol)


HALPIN, Claire FRSE. BSc, H.Dip.in Ed, MSc(Dublin), PhD(Leic). FSB

Professor of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Dundee

HUDSON, John Geoffrey Henry FRSE. BA, MA, DPhil(Oxon), MA(Toronto). FRHistS

Professor of Legal History, University of St Andrews

INSALL, Robert Harding FRSE. BA, PhD(Cantab)

Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

IVISON, Robert Julian FRSE. BSc, PhD(Lanc)

Director for Science, European Southern Observatory

JACKSON, Andrew Peter FRSE. BMedSci, MBBS (N'cle), MRCP(Edin), PhD(Leeds). MembEMBO, MRCP(UK)

Programme Leader, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh

KERR, William John FRSE. BSc, PhD(Strath). CChem, FRSC

1919 Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Strathclyde

LEIMKUHLER, Benedict Joseph FRSE. BSc(Purdue), MS, PhD(Illinois). FIMA

Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Edinburgh

LEITH, Campbell Blair FRSE. BA(Strath), MSc(Glas), PhD(Exon)

Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Glasgow

LUNN, Rebecca FRSE. BA, MA(Cantab), MSc(N'cle), PhD(H-W)

Head of Department, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde

LUO, Xiaoyu FRSE. BEng, MSc, PhD(Xi'an Jiaotong). FIMechE, Member of European Mechanics Society, Member of Executive Committee of the International Centre for Applied Computational Mechanics

Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Glasgow

MACCOLL, John Anthony FRSE. MA(St And), MEd(Aberd), DipLib(CNAA). MCLIP

University Librarian, University of St Andrews

MACHESKY, Laura Marie FRSE. BSc(Alma College), PhD(Johns Hopkins). MembEMBO, MembASCB

Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Glasgow

MATTHEWS, Keith Roland FRSE. BSc(Brunel), PhD(Glas). FSB

Director, Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh

MCMAHON, Malcolm Iain FRSE. BSc, PhD, DSc (Edin). FInstP

Professor of High Pressure Physics, University of Edinburgh

MCMEEKING, Robert Maxwell FREng FRSE. BSc(Glas), MS, PhD(Brown). FREng, MembNAE, FASME, FAAM

Sixth Century Professor of Engineering Materials, University of Aberdeen

MCVIE, Susan FRSE. MSc(Edin), BSc, HND(Napier)

Professor of Quantitative Criminology, University of Edinburgh

MINTO, Bruce Watson FRSE. LLB(Edin), Qualified Soliciter, Notary Public. HonFRIAS, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (public interest member)

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Dickson Minto

OSBORNE, Steven FRSE. BMus, PGDip, MusM(RNCM), MusB(Manc)

Concert Pianist

PATERSON, Calum MacDonald FRSE. BA, MBA(Strath). CA

Managing Partner, Scottish Equity Partners

PIACENTINI, Laura Francesca FRSE. BA(GCal), MA(Keele), PhD(Wales). Memb British Society of Criminology, Memb Howard League for Penal Reform England and Wales, Memb Howard League for Penal Reform Scotland

Professor of Criminology, University of Strathclyde

RAE, David Alasdair Hamley FRSE. BSc, MSc(Bath), PhD(Edin). FIoH, SHM

Director of Horticulture and Learning, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

RAMBAUT, Andrew FRSE. BSc(Edin), DPhil(Oxon)

Professor of Molecular Evolution, University of Edinburgh

RENFREW, Mary Josephine FRSE. BSc, PhD, RGN, DN(Edin), RM(North Lothian School of Nursing and Midwifery), RN(Alberta)

Professor of Mother and Infant Health, University of Dundee

SALT, David Edward FRSE. BSc(Bangor), MSc(Hallam), PhD(L'pool). FAAAS, FRSC, Fel American Society of Plant Biologists

Co-Director of the Centre for Genome Enabled Biology and Medicine, University of Aberdeen

SANNELLA, Donald Theodore FRSE. BS(Yale), MS(Berkeley), PhD(Edin)

Professor of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh

SIMMONDS, Peter FRSE. BM(Soton), GMC, PhD(Edin), MRCPath(by Exam). FRCPath

Professor of Virology, University of Edinburgh

TASKER, Peter Anthony FRSE. BA(Oxon), DPhil(Ebor). FRSC

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

THOMSON, Benjamin John Paget FRSE. BSc(Edin), Diploma in Banking Law, Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Chairman of Trustees, National Galleries of Scotland

TOMKINS, Adam FRSE. LLB(UEA), LLM(LSE). MembSLS, Fellow Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Professor of Law, University of Glasgow

TOOZE, Robert Paul FRSE. PhD, DIC, BSC(Imperial). FRSC, CChem, ARCS. FRSC

Managing Director, Sasol Technology UK Ltd

TRAGER-COWAN, Carol FRSE. BSc(Glas), MSc(St And), PhD(Lond). FInstP, Fellow Royal Microscopical Society

Reader in the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde

ULIJN, Rein Vincent FRSE. MSc(Wageningen), PhD(Strath). FRSC

Burmah Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Strathclyde

VANNESTE, Jacques Henri FRSE. Degree in Engineering Science(Liege), MSc, PhD(Paris)

Professor of Fluid Dynamics, University of Edinburgh

WATT, Graham Charles Murray FMedSci FRSE. BMedBiol, MB ChB, MD(Aberd), FRCGP

Professor of General Practice, University of Glasgow

WRIGHT, Gillian Susan MBE FRSE. BSc(Glas), MPhil, PhD(Imp/Lond). FInstP

Director, STFC UK Astronomy Technology Centre


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