Stuart Monro wearing a suit and tie
Department: Council
Professor Stuart Monro OBE
Ordinary member

Stuart Monro graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in geology at Aberdeen University in 1970 and has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently Deputy Chair of Court at St Andrew’s University, previously having been Vice-Convener and a member of Court at the University of Edinburgh and in the past, served on the Council of the Open University.

He was the founding Scientific Director of Dynamic Earth, the first independent co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council which advises Ministers on science policy and is an Honorary Professor in the School of Geoscience at the Edinburgh University. He was awarded an OBE for services to science, the Distinguished Service Award of the Geological Society, honorary doctorates from the Open University, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh and an honorary fellowship from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. In the RSE, Stuart was convener of the Young People’s Committee and co-chair of the Public Engagement Advisory Group. He is currently a member of Council and the Nominations Committee.