LM Section Deputy Chair Gail McConnell made Fellow of prestigious RSE

Gail relishing "opportunity to support others" as she takes on exciting new role with Scotland's National Academy

Huge congratulations go to LM Section Deputy Chairman Gail McConnell on her appointment as a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) – Scotland’s national academy.

Gail was elected this year alongside more than 60 other prominent figures across fields such as business, science and the creative arts.

Fellows of the RSE give their time and expertise for free to support the organisation in delivering its mission of ‘knowledge made useful’.

Gail, who is Professor of Biophotonics at the University of Strathclyde, said: “I look forward to contributing to the Royal Society of Edinburgh as a Fellow. My first independent appointment was funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellowship from 2004-2007, and now I have the opportunity to support others through the society.”

Key areas of the RSE's work include:

  • inspiring and supporting young talent through a wide-ranging programme of research grants and awards
  • engaging the public across Scotland on key contemporary issues through its outreach programme and public events
  • providing impartial advice and expertise to inform policy and practice, and promoting Scotland’s interests overseas through building relationships with sister academies across the world and facilitating research collaborations.

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