Five honoured by RSE

Thursday 21 July 2016


Five young academics at the University of St Andrews have been elected as new members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Emma Carroll, Maria Dornelas, Andy Gardner, Tracey Gloster and Alice König are all now members of the national body, whose mission statement is ‘to achieve transformative societal change through citizenship, innovation, collaboration, evidence, and leadership’.

The St Andrews five are among 44 new members from across Scotland recognised as ‘young professionals of outstanding talent’ by the RSE this week.

Four of them – Drs Carroll, Dornelas, Gardner and Gloster – represent the School of Biology, while Dr König is from the School of Classics. They join the ten St Andrews academics who have joined the ranks of the YAS since its inception in 2011.

The Academy was set up to provide a platform for able and innovative young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond.

In their announcement, co-chair of YAS,Dr S Karly Kehoe, commented: “This is an outstanding cohort for YAS and we’re all looking forward to seeing what contribution each of them will make to our activities.”

Issued by the Press Office, University of St Andrews.

Contact Gayle McIntyre, Senior Communications Manager, on 01334 467227/2530 or email [email protected].

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