Elected: 2017
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Dr Val McDermid
Visiting Professor of Scottish Studies and Crime Fiction, University of Otago
Dr Val McDermid is a bestselling crime writer and broadcaster, with over 30 novels translated into 40 languages to her credit. Her work has won many awards and been adapted for TV and radio. She’s an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and Patron of the Scottish Book Trust.