Elected: 2012
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Jane Elizabeth Anne Dawson FRSE

Former John Laing Professor of Reformation History, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Jane Dawson is one of the most respected scholars in early modern Scottish history in the UK with expertise in reformation history, early modern British history, Scottish Highlands & clan history and E-teaching and E-learning. She earned a BA in Modern History from the University of Durham and remained there to receive her PhD in 1978. Jane joined the faculty of the University of Edinburgh in 1991 and was appointed the John Laing Professor in 2007. She retired from the university in 2017.