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RSE Young Academy of Scotland Welcomes New Members

New cohort includes Dr Sotiria Grek and Dr Niki Vermeulen.

Established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) 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 new cohort includes a diverse group of academics with specialisms ranging from political philosophy to bioengineering. In addition to academic achievements, the selection committee placed significant emphasis on public outreach and individual commitment to contributing to the public good. 

Among the newly selected academic members are SPS staff:

Dr S. Karly Kehoe, YAS co-chair, commented, “This is an outstanding cohort for YAS and we’re all looking forward to seeing what contribution each of them will make to our activities.”

For more information on YAS, please visit