Congratulations to the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Prof Rosalind Allen is included in the 64 new fellows announced from across sciences, arts, education, business and public life.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (The RSE), Scotland’s National Academy has announced its newly elected 2020 Fellows. These new Fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world whose work has a significant impact on our nation. 

The list includes the School of Physics and Astronomy’s Professor Rosalind Allen, whose work contributes to our understanding of antibiotic resistance. Prof Allen's research focuses on biological and soft condensed matter physics, using simulations, theory and experiments. She is particularly interested in applying ideas and methods from physics to the important emerging biological question of how microbial populations develop, interact and function as ecosystems. She has also contributed to the development of advanced computer simulation methods, to our understanding of the kinetics of protein aggregation, and to understanding the behaviour of non-equilibrium active matter.

The new intake of 64 fellows joins the current roll of around 1,600, representing the full range of physical and life sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, education, professions, industry, business and public life.  Those who are nominated, and then invited to join, have undergone rigorous assessment of their achievements, professional standing and societal contribution.  Fellows, who give of their time freely, play a fundamental role in enabling the RSE to deliver its mission ‘Knowledge Made Useful’, contributing to the cultural, economic and social well-being of Scotland and the wider world.

Prof Allen commented:

I am delighted to be joining as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  I am looking forward to working with the Society and to have the opportunity to be part of such an esteemed network.