The Learned Society of Wales has today (28 April) announced the results of its 2017 Election of new Fellows.
Among those from Swansea University named by the Learned Society as being honoured this year are:
- Professor Stephen Brown FICME FIMMM FLSW ~ Head of the College of Engineering.
- Dr Jasmine Donahaye FLSW ~ Associate Professor of Creative Writing.
- Professor Diane Kelly FRSB FLSW ~ Professor of Microbiology.
- Professor Neil Reeve FLSW ~ Professor of English.
- Professor Helen Snooks FLSW ~ Professor of Health Services Research.
- Professor Alayne Street-Perrott FRGS FLSW ~ Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography.
- Professor David Worsley FIMMM FLSW ~ Research Director and Deputy Head of College of Engineering.
Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of academic excellence, and LSW Fellowship is keenly competed. Fellows are elected following a rigorous examination of their achievements in their relevant fields.
This election further strengthens the Society’s Fellowship by adding 44 new Fellows to its ranks. The Society now has more than 460 Fellows, distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines or professions. This year 35% of the new Fellows are female, and of the STEMM Fellows elected, a third are women, the highest proportion in the history of the Society.
By bringing together the most successful and talented Fellows connected with Wales, the LSW to contributes to advancing and promoting excellence in all scholarly disciplines including providing independent and expert advice to Government.
Sir Emyr Jones Parry, the Society’s President, said: “I am delighted to welcome such a wide range of outstanding individuals to the Fellowship this year. This year’s election appreciates scholars who are making a contribution of excellence. They and their work are an inspiration to the nation. Again this year there are more female Fellows elected reflecting the Society’s determination to see merit rewarded".
- Friday 28 April 2017 01.45 BST
- Thursday 27 April 2017 15.00 BST
- Catrin Newman