Elected: 2018
Discipline: Economics and Social Sciences
Professor Fiona Mackay FRSE
Professor Fiona Mackay is a feminist political scientist whose work examines the ways in which gender inequality is reinforced through political, legal and social institutions. She is interested in the extent to which institutions may be designed or reformed to promote gender justice, inclusion and women’s human rights. Case studies include constitutional change and devolution in the UK, the United Nations reform processes, and comparative analyses of post-conflict political settlements. Fiona has provided research advice to the Scottish and UK governments, political parties and women’s organisations and recently served as Head of the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. She currently directs the genderED interdisciplinary initiative and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.