Professor Lee Innes, a renowned scientist and Moredun’s Director of Communications, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The RSE Fellowship supports the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish public life through the varied and diverse expertise of its members. The strength of the RSE lies in the breadth of disciplines represented by its Fellowship. This range of expertise enables the RSE to take part in a host of activities such as providing independent and expert advice to Government and Parliament, supporting aspiring entrepreneurs through mentorship, facilitating education programmes for young people and engaging the general public through educational events.
Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director Chief Executive of Moredun, said, “We were absolutely delighted to hear that Professor Lee Innes had been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. It is a great personal honour and achievement for Lee, and is very well deserved. The RSE Fellowship recognises the contribution Lee has made to knowledge exchange among scientists, policy makers, politicians, commercial companies and the public in the area of livestock research and development over many years. Of particular note are the innovative and creative events, designed by Lee and her team, that have captured the essence of the excitement of our science and its impact on multiple communities across Scotland and further afield.”
New Fellows are elected to the RSE each year through a rigorous five-stage nomination process. Drawn from across sectors that range from the arts, business, science and technology and academia they join the current Fellowship whose varied expertise supports the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish public life.
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, commented, “Each newly elected Fellow has been nominated on their exceptional and extensive achievements; it is a great honour to welcome such a range of outstanding individuals to the Fellowship. In joining the RSE Fellowship, they will strengthen the Society’s capacity to advance excellence across all areas of public life in Scotland and further afield.”