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Cardiff professors elected to Learned Society of Wales

21 April 2016

Main Building from Museum Avenue
Main Building from Museum Avenue

Sixteen Cardiff University professors have been elected to the prestigious Learned Society for Wales, a keenly competed accolade which recognises academic excellence.

The Cardiff University academics were among 46 new Fellows to be enrolled to the Society's ranks, representing a broad range of academic disciplines including Psychology, Mathematics, History and Chemistry.

The Society now has more than 420 Fellows, distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines or professions.

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. Each new Fellow is elected on the distinguished merit of their work. These new Fellows will help strengthen our capacity to support excellence across all areas of academic and public life, both in Wales and abroad.”

The Society harnesses the expertise of its Fellowship to promote awareness of how the sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences benefit society. Fellows assist the Society in this work by serving on its committees and working groups, and by representing it nationally and internationally.

Election to Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales is through a rigorous five-stage election process.

The Cardiff University academics elected are:

  • Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair of Public Health Wales; Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Research, Occupational and Physician Health
  • Professor Gillian Bristow, Dean of Research; Professor of Economic Geography
  • Professor Nora De Leeuw Pro-Vice Chancellor (International and Europe) and Professor of Computational Chemistry
  • Professor Merideth Gattis Professor of Psychology
  • Professor Abderrahmane Haddad Founder Director of the Advanced High Voltage Research Centre
  • Professor Paul Harper Deputy Head of School of Mathematics
  • Professor Shi-min Hu Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor Diana Huffaker Sêr Cymru Professor of Advanced Materials and Engineering
  • Professor David Jiles, formerly Director of the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics at Cardiff, and currently Anson Marston Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University
  • Professor J Gwynfor Jones Emeritus Professor of History
  • Professor Urfan Khaliq Professor of Public International and European Union Law
  • Professor Marco Marletta Deputy Head of School of Mathematics
  • Professor Gavin Wilkinson Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Professor Christopher Williams Professor of History and Head of School of History, Archaeology and Religion
  • Professor Daniel Wincott Blackwell Professor of Law and Society and Head of the School of Law
  • Professor Thomas Wirth Professor of Organic Chemistry

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