Elected: 2016
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Zoe Shipton FRSE

Head Of Department, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde.

Professor Zoe Shipton is a geologist and a leading authority on the shale gas extraction method known as fracking. Her research focuses on the structure of fault zones in the earth and their relevance to the communities affected. Her national profile has also led her to be selected on the BBC Radio 4 Series ‘The Life Scientific’ where she outlined the nature of her rock mechanics research and its impact on our lives.