2016 Elected Fellows

2016 Elected Fellows

The RSE is pleased to announce its intake of 56 distinguished individuals elected to become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Hailing from sectors that range from the arts, business, science and technology and academia they join the current Fellowship whose varied expertise supports the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish public life.

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New Fellows 2016




WITTEN, Professor Edward. BA(Brandeis), MA, PhD(Princeton). ForMemRS, FAPS, FNAS, FAmPhilSoc, FelAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences,FelParis Academy of Sciences.
Charles Simonyi Professor, Institute for Advanced Study.

BOYD, Sir John Michael. Kt. MA, Hon DLitt(Edin), Hon Prof (Michigan).
Freelance theatre director.

SMITH OF KELVIN, Lord (Robert Haldane). KT. HonPhD(Edin, Glas, Paisley). CA ICAS, FCIBS, Hon FCIIA.
Chairman, Green Investment Bank. Life Peer, House of Lords.

TREES OF THE ROSS IN PERTH AND KINROSS, Professor Lord Alexander John. BVM&S, PhD(Edin). MRCVS.
Emeritus Professor, University of Liverpool. Life Peer, House of Lords.


BIRKS, Professor Harry John Betteley. BA, PhD, MA, ScD (Cantab), HonPhD (Lund). ForMembDNVA, ForMembKVA.
Professor Emeritus, University of Bergen. Professor Emeritus, University College London.

CALL, Professor Josep. Llicenciat(Barc), MA, PhD(Emory, USA). FAPA.
Professor, University of St Andrews. Director, Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center.

CASSELL, Professor Justine. DEUG (Besancon), BA (Dartmouth), MLitt (Edin), PhD (Chicago). FAAAS.
Associate Dean for Technology Strategy and Impact, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.

JONES, Professor Anthony Edward. CBE. BA(Newport S. Wales), MFA(Tulane), DLitt (Glasg), DFA(Art Inst. Chicago, Maryland Ins, Memphis), LLD(Lincoln). HonAIA, FRCA FRSA.
The Nerman Family President, Kansas City Art Institute.

PARKER, Professor Noel Geoffrey. Knight Grand Cross, Order of Isabel the Catholic, and Order of Alfonso X the Wise (Spain). BA, MA, PhD, DLitt (Cantab). FBA, FRHistS, CorrFKNAW,Miembro Real Academia Hispano-Americana (Cadiz, Spain) Miembro Corr Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid, Spain)
Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History, Ohio State University.

PARKIN, Professor Stuart Stephen Papworth. BA, MA, PhD (Cantab). FRS, FAAAS, HonFIAS, FTWAS, FIEEE, FIoP.
Director, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics.

ROSS, Professor Seamus. AB (Vassar), MA (Penn), DPhil (Oxon).
Professor, University of Toronto.


ALEXANDER, Ms Wendy. MA (Glasg, Warwick), MBA(INSEAD).
Vice-Principal (International), University of Dundee.

ANSARI, Professor Ali Massoud. BA(UCL), MA(KCL), PhD(Lond). FRAS.
Professor of Iranian History, University of St Andrews.

ARGYLE, Professor David John. BVMS, PhD (Glas), DipECVIM-CA. MRCVS.
Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

ASHBROOK, Professor Sharon Elizabeth Marie. MChem, MA, DPhil(Oxon). FRSC.
Professor in Physical Chemistry, University of St Andrews.

BEAMISH, Dr Sarah Frances (Sally). GRNCM, DMus(Glasg).

BEBBINGTON, Professor David William. MA, PhD(Cantab). FRHistS, FEcclesHS.
Professor of History, University of Stirling.

BEVERIDGE, Mr Crawford. CBE. HonDSc(RGU, Napier, Edin).
Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, Scottish Government.

BIRCH, Professor Paul Robert James. BSc(Liverpool), PhD(Manc). Member British Society of Plant Pathology, International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.
Professor of Plant Pathology and Deputy Head, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Dundee.

BIRCH, Professor Sarah. AB (Dartmouth), MPhil, DPhil (Oxon), MA, PhD (Essex). FBA.
Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Glasgow.

BOYLE, Mr James. BA (Strath), MA (East Anglia), HonPhD(Abdn, Edin, Napier).
Chairman of Trustees, National Library of Scotland.

BURNSIDE, Professor John. CNAA (Cambridge College). FRSL.
Professor of Creative Writing, University of St Andrews.

CAIRNS, Professor Andrew John George. BA (Cantab), PhD (H-W). FFA, FRSS.
Professor of Financial Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University.

CHRISTIE, Professor John Mackie. BSc, PhD(Glas).
Professor of Photobiology and Deputy Head of the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow.

COCHRANE, Mr Keith Robertson. BAcc(Gla), HonDSc(Strath), CA. Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Chief Executive, Weir Group plc.

FERGUSON, Professor Annette Mairi Nelson. BSc (Toronto), MA, PhD (Johns Hopkins). FRAS, Member of the International Astronomical Union.
Professor of Observational Astrophysics, University of Edinburgh.

FORBES, Professor Stuart John. MB ChB, BSc (Edin), PhD(Imp). FRCP(Edin).
Professor of Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

GAIMSTER, Professor David. BA(Dunelm), PhD(UCL). FSA, FMA, FSAScot.
Director of the Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

GARDNER, Ms Caroline Jane. BSc(Aston), MBA(Warwick), BA(Open). CPFA.
Auditor General for Scotland, Audit Scotland.

HAWLEY, Professor Katherine Jane. BA (Oxon), MPhil, PhD(Cantab).
Professor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews.

HEALD, Professor David Albert. BA (Leic). FAcSS, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Professor of Public Sector Accounting, University of Glasgow.

HEISLER, Professor Lora Katherine. BA (Boston University, USA), MSc (LSE, UK), PhD (Tufts University, USA). FSB.
Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Aberdeen.

HOPKINS, Professor Andrew Lee. BSc (Manc), DPhil (Oxon). FLSW, FRSC, FRSB.
Professor of Medicinal Informatics and SULSA Research Professor of Translational Biology, University of Dundee.

JAMIESON, Professor Lynn Helen Ann. MA, PhD (Edin). FAcSS.
Professor of Sociology of Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh.

JOHNSTON, Professor David Eric Lothian. MA, PhD, LLD (Cantab). QC.
Queen's Counsel, Faculty of Advocates.

KAY, Professor Jacqueline Margaret. MBE. MA(Stir). FRSL.
Professor of Creative Writing, Newcastle University.

KITNEY, Professor Richard Ian. OBE. PhD (Imperial), DSc (London). HonFRCPE, HonFRCP, HonFRCS, FAIMBE, FREng, FIEE, FRSM, FRSA, FCGA, FRCP.
Professor of Biomedical Systems Engineering and Chairman of the Institute of Systems Biology, Imperial College London.

LABIB, Professor Karim Paul Mahmoud. Hooke Medal (2010). BA, MA (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon). EMBO.
Professor of Genome Integrity, University of Dundee.

LAMBIN, Professor Xavier. BSc, MSc, DSc(Louvain). FSB.
Professor of Ecology, University of Aberdeen.

LAMING, Dr Richard Ian. BSc (Notts), PhD (Soton). FREng, FIET, CEng.
Director mLED Ltd and Netthings Ltd.

MacPHEE, Professor Cait Elizabeth. CBE. BSc, PhD(Melbourne, Australia). FRSC, FInstP, FRSB.
Professor of Biological Physics, University of Edinburgh.

MALCOLM, Professor Graeme Peter Alexander. OBE. BSc, PhD(Strathclyde). FInstP.
Chief Executive Officer, M Squared Lasers Ltd.

MARSACK, Dr Robyn Louise. Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academique. BA(Victoria, NZ), BPhil, DPhil(Oxon). HonFel Association for Scottish Literary Studies.
Director, Scottish Poetry Library.

MOWAT, Professor Allan Mcintosh. BSc, MBChB(Glas), PhD(Edin). MRCPath, FRCPath.
Professor of Mucosal Immunology , University of Glasgow.

MURRAY, Mrs Diana Mary. MA (Cantab). FSA, FSAScot, MCIfA, MIoD.
Senior Executive, Historic Environment Scotland.

OBERLANDER, Professor Jon Reid. BA (Cantab), PhD (Edin). FBCS.
Professor of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

RICHARDS, Ms Anne Helen. CBE, CVO. BSc (Edin), CDipAF, MBA (INSEAD). FCSI, CEng, MIET.
Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director, Aberdeen Asset Management.

RITCHIE, Professor Sir Lewis Duthie. kt, OBE. BSc, MBChB (Abdn), MSc (Edin), MD (Abdn). FRCPE, FRCPGlas, FRCGP, FFPH, FBCS, CEng, CITP, FRSA.
James Mackenzie Professor of General Practice, University of Aberdeen. Consultant/Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Grampian NHS Board.

RODGER, Professor Albert Alexander. BSc, PhD, DSc (Abdn). FREng, FICE, CEng, FGS.
Board Member & Chair of Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee, Scottish Funding Council.

RUDAN, Professor Igor. MD, MC, MSc, DSc(Zagreb), MPH(Pavia), PhD(Edin). Hon MFPH, Visiting Professor Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Chair in International Health and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh. Joint Director, Centre for Global Health Research, University of Edinburgh.

RYAN, Professor Kevin Martin. BSc(Liv), PhD(Glas).
Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. Head of Tumour Cell Death Laboratory, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research; Senior Group Leader, Tumour Cell Death Laboratory, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research.

SHIPTON, Professor Zoe. BSc(Leeds), PhD(Edin).
Professor of Geological Engineering, University of Strathclyde.

TANNAHILL, Professor Carol Elizabeth. BA(Oxon), MPH, PhD(Glas). FFPH, DipABRSM.
Director, Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

TOKATLIDIS, Professor Konstantinos (Kostas). BSc(Thessaloniki), MA, PhD(Delaware). MembEMBO,Lister Fellow, Fulbright Fellow.
Cathcart Professor and SULSA Professor of Biochemistry, University of Glasgow.

TYACK, Professor Peter Lloyd. AB (Harvard), PhD (Rockefeller). Fellow, Acoustical Society of America.
Professor of Marine Mammal Biology, University of St Andrews.

YOUNGER, Professor Paul. DL (2009). BSc, PhD(N'cle). FREng, FICE, FIChemE, FNEIME, FGS. C.Sci., C.Geol., C.Eng.
Rankine Professor of Engineering, University of Glasgow.


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