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Edinburgh Napier academics named Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Leading figures from a range of fields have been included in the 2023 intake
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Edinburgh Napier University academics have been elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, joining a group of leading thinkers as a Fellows of the prestigious organisation.

Professor Lis Neubeck from the School of Health and Social Care (pictured above) is among 91 names being inducted as part of the 2023 intake, which recognises the outstanding contribution from some of Scotland’s most prominent health experts.

As cardiac nurse and Head of Cardiovascular Health at ENU, Professor Neubeck’s research focuses on innovative solutions to secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, the identification and management of atrial fibrillation, and use of new technologies to improve access to health care.

Her work across the international healthcare community, from being an honorary professor at Sydney Nursing School, to past President of the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals of the European Society of Cardiology means she brings extensive experience of overseas collaboration to the RSE.

Responding to her Fellowship, she said: “I am honoured at this recognition from the Society and accept it proudly on behalf of all cardiac nursing professionals who have such an important role in patient experience.

“Scotland leads the way in cardiovascular health, and in a few weeks will be welcoming professionals from across the world to Edinburgh to share new scientific developments and technologies.” 


Professor Alyson Tobin

Emeritus Professor at Edinburgh Napier University Alyson Tobin (pictured above) is also among this year's inductees.

Professor Tobin has had more than 100 articles published during a prolific research career in biochemistry and plant psychology. She spent several years as Edinburgh Napier University's Vice Principal of Learning and Teaching, until 2021.

She is already a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

New Fellows joining The Royal Society of Edinburgh

As well as healthcare, leading figures from other fields, including arts, business and sport, are also included in the 2023 Fellows List.

The RSE’s current Fellowship of around 1,800 is made up of some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

The new intake follows in the footsteps of a venerable list of Fellows, including Peter Higgs, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Tessa Holyoake, James Clerk Maxwell and James Watt, whose impact on society in Scotland, and beyond, has changed the way our nation works. 

Professor Sir John Ball, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, said: “This year’s cohort once again represents outstanding commitment and achievement at the highest level across a diverse range of sectors.

“From scientific advancement that is changing lives, to inspiring millions into sport and leading business innovation recognised across the world, the RSE welcomes the best minds to harnesses their unique insight and make knowledge useful for the greater good.

“Harnessing our Fellows’ talents, thinking and ideas allows us to mobilise a range of expertise to tackle some of the most complex challenges society faces. 

“In welcoming our new Fellows, I look forward to seeing the positive effect they will have on have on society in Scotland and beyond.”


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