Elected: 2011
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Professor Nigel Osborne MBE, FRSE

Former Reid Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh.

Composer Professor Nigel Osborne’s works have been performed by major orchestras and opera houses around the world, and he is a winner of the Netherlands Gaudeamus Prize, the Opera Prize of Radio Suisse Romande and the Koussevitzky Award of the Library of Congress, Washington. He has pioneered methods for the use of creative arts to support children who are victims of conflict in the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, East Africa, South East Asia and Latin America – for which he has been awarded an MBE and the Freedom Prize of the Peace Institute, Sarajevo. His research is in new methodologies and technologies for creative arts medicine and special needs. He was Reid Professor of Music at Edinburgh University from 1989 to 2012.