Elected: 2019
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Gail McConnell FRSE

Professor of Biophotonics, University of Strathclyde.

Professor Gail McConnell has been Chair of Biophotonics in the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde since 2012. Following a first degree in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics (1998) and PhD in Physics from the University of Strathclyde (2002), she obtained a Personal Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2003 and a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship in 2005. The work in Gail’s research group involves the design, development and application of new optical instrumentation for imaging biomedical specimens from the nanoscale to the whole organism. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Microscopical Society.