Victoria Martin joins Young Academy of Scotland

Dr Victoria Martin of the School's Particle Physics Experiment group has joined the Young Academy of Scotland, the Royal Society of Scotland's mutli-disciplinary forum.

She joins the School's six other members: Cait McPhee, Rosalind Allen, Duncan Forgan, Tiffany Wood, Job Thijssen, and Catherine Heymans.

"I am delighted to be appointed to the Young Academy of Scotland. I look forward to working with fellow young leaders from around Scotland on diverse issues such as research and education policy, engagement with the media and the implications of constitutional reform." Victoria Martin

The Young Academy of Scotland

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland fosters interdisciplinary activities among emerging leaders from the disciplines of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society. Established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, the Young Academy of Scotland provides 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.

The Young Academy provides a means of reaching beyond the professional environments in which members work, thus contributing to policy and practice in all areas. It provides an opportunity for its members to interact across disciplines and professions with decision makers, opinion formers and experts, business leaders, funding bodies, national institutions, the public and the media within Scotland, the UK and internationally.

The Young Academy of Scotland is part of a growing international movement in which national academies are establishing young academies across Europe and beyond.