Pictured left to right: Dr Elaine Canning, Professor Chenfeng Li, Professor Paul Rees, and Professor Andrea Tales

Four Swansea University academics are among the new entrants to the Learned Society of Wales’ Fellowship.

They join more than 650 Fellows elected to the Learned Society of Wales, representing excellence in the sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences and other fields. The Learned Society of Wales harnesses its Fellows’ expertise to champion research, contribute expertise, and promote learning and debate.

The new Fellows from Swansea University are:

  • Dr Elaine Canning, Head of Special Projects in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor Chenfeng Li, Personal Chair in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Professor Paul Rees, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Professor Andrea Tales, Director of The Centre for Innovative Ageing

“I am delighted by the breadth of world-class expertise in our new Fellows,” said Professor Hywel Thomas, President of the Learned Society of Wales.

“The range of specialisms is fascinating and the quality of the research exceptional. It demonstrates how many outstanding people Wales can boast, contributing their ideas, passion and expertise, deepening our research ecosystem and benefitting society in Wales and beyond.

“The Learned Society of Wales is little more than a decade old, but we are playing a growing role in creating a productive and supportive environment for high-class research in Wales, while providing an informed voice in policy debates.

“I am delighted to welcome our new Fellows to the Society and look forward to their active involvement with us in the years ahead.”

The new Fellows bring the size of the Fellowship to 687. A full list of the new Fellows, listing their institutions and research areas, can be viewed here.

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