The Royal Society of Edinburgh has released its New Fellows Booklet for 2020.
The RSE is very pleased to welcome our newly elected 2020 Fellows to the society. These new Fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world whose work has a significant impact on our nation.
While we are disappointed not to be able to hold our annual Induction Day in May this year and greet our new members in person, we are working to reschedule this event and in the meantime use other methods to give Fellows an insight into the Fellowship; the aims of the RSE; and the ways in which our new Fellows can engage with our work.
2020 welcomes an intake of 64 fellows, joining the current roll of around 1,600, and hail from fields as diverse as mental health law, particle physics, theatre direction and gender relations. The list includes many leading academics, such as Professor Rosalind Allen, whose work contributions to our understanding of antibiotic resistance, and Professor Francisca Mutapi, a world-expert on global health and tropical diseases.
Professor Mutapi comments:
Progressive partnerships and collaborative efforts between The RSE and other global academies are invaluable for effectively addressing domestic and international societal challenges. As a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), I look forward to facilitating working relationships within the RSE and the AAS to share knowledge, research and best practise across the globe.
Download the RSE 2020 New Fellows Booklet
This publication outlines the RSE’s areas of work as well as the opportunities available for Fellows and the support available to them. In addition, the booklet celebrates this year’s Fellowship intake, offering brief individual outlines of their work and interests.
Download RSE 2020 New Fellows booklet (3.83MB, PDF)