Elected: 2012
Discipline: Economics and Social Sciences
Professor John Franz Bachtler FRSE

Professor of European Policy Studies; Director, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde.

Professor John Bachtler is a leading expert on regional and industrial development in Europe and is an active advisor to European governments and European organisations, playing an important role in the evolution of regional development policy. He earned a BA(Hons) in Geography in 1980 from the University of Wales before taking up a Research Associate position at the University of Newcastle in 1981. John joined the University of Strathclyde in 1983 as a Research Fellow and has been Professor of European Policy Studies since 1995.