RSE Announces 53 New Fellows

The names of the 54 distinguished individuals elected to become Fellows of the RSE are announced today. 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 are elected each year via a rigorous five-stage nomination process. The breadth of the Fellowship, which includes more than 1500 people from Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond, ensures that the RSE can provide leadership and excellence across all areas of public life.

The RSE is passionate about encouraging young women to excel in their chosen professions. Several new Fellows are notable role models in this regard. They include:

  • New Honorary Fellow, Professor Margaret Buckingham, who joins in recognition of her work on heart development and stem cells.
  • Professor Rebecca Lunn, a leading geosciences engineer and Head of Department at the University of Strathclyde’s school of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Professor Annabel Glasier, OBE, a world leader in the study of sexual and reproductive health.
  • New Corresponding Fellow, Professor Barbara Grosz in recognition of her achievements in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • Dr Rabinder Buttar, CEO of clinical research company Clintec International Ltd., based in Glasgow.

Read the full press release and view all the 2014 new Fellows here: RSE Announces 54 New Fellows