Elected: 2016
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Cait Elizabeth MacPhee CBE FRSE

Professor of Biological Physics, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Cait MacPhee is a molecular biophysicist with research interests in the application of physical methods to advance the understanding of biomolecules. She originally started her career in the biosciences, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry & Immunology at the University of Melbourne in 1994, before gradually moving across to physics during her career. She gained her PhD in Biophysics from Melbourne in 1999. Beyond her research activities, Cait is interested in the factors that influence girls towards studying science subjects and works with primary school teachers to increase their confidence in incorporating science into their teaching.