Members

SSAC Co-Chair
Professor Muffy Calder, SSAC Co-Chair Professor Muffy Calder, OBE FRSE, FREng FBCS FIEE, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland

Muffy Calder OBE is Professor of Computing Science at Glasgow University and Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.  She is a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award Holder and before becoming Chief Scientific Adviser she was a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Senior Fellow and Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Her research is in...

Dr Chris Masters CBE Senior Independent Director of John Wood Group PLC Dr Chris Masters CBE Senior Independent Director of John Wood Group PLC

Dr Chris Masters CBE is currently Chairman of Energy Assets Group PLC of and of the Festival City Theatres Trust in Edinburgh. He also holds a number of other non-executive directorships, including Speedy Hire PLC and The Crown Agents. He was previously Chief Executive of Christian Salvesen PLC, Executive Chairman of Aggreko plc and Chair of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council. An...

Current Member
Professor David Cumming B.Eng, PhD Professor David Cumming B.Eng, PhD

David Cumming (B.Eng. Glasgow, Ph.D. Cambridge) is the Professor of Electronic Systems at Glasgow University where he is the Head of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering in the School of Engineering. He runs the Microsystem Technology (MST) group with 20 researchers. His research into lab-in-a-pill led to the university spin-out, Mode Diagnostics. He worked for Ion Torrent Inc. that...

Mr Stuart Farmer, BSC, MBA, PGCE, CSciTeach Mr Stuart Farmer, BSC, MBA, PGCE, CSciTeach

Stuart Farmer is the headof Physics at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen.

Following graduation from the University of St Andrews and Dundee College of Education, Stuart has taught in Kinross High School, Peterhead Academy, Alford Academy and Robert Gordon’s College. Throughout his teaching career Stuart has been actively involved in a wide variety of professional activities beyond...

Professor Jon Oberlander BA, PhD, Professor Jon Oberlander BA, PhD,

Jon Oberlander holds a Chair in Epistemics in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He has a BA in Philosophy from Cambridge, UK (1983), and a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh (1987), and has been an EPSRC Advanced Fellow at the ESRC Human Communication Research Centre. He was founder-Director of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science...

Professor Jason Reese FREng, FRSE Professor Jason Reese FREng, FRSE

Regius Professor of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh

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Professor Louise Heathwaite Professor Louise Heathwaite, Chief Scientific Adviser Rural Affairs and the Environment

Ex-Officio Member

Professor Louise Heathwaite was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for Rural Affairs and Environment (CSA RAE) in September 2012.

She is also Professor of Land and Water Science and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Water Management in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. Louise has over 25 years research experience in...

Professor Andrew Morris FRSE FMedSci

Ex officio Member

Professor Andrew Morris is Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Directorate, which supports and promotes high quality research aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of services offered by NHS Scotland and securing lasting improvements to the health of the people of Scotland. He is also Professor of Medicine and Dean of...

Professor Ian Boyd, FRSE Professor Ian Boyd, FRSE

Chief Scientific Adviser, DEFRA

Ian Boyd is a Professor in Biology at the University of St Andrews. He has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for DEFRA. He has been chairman of the Marine Alliance or Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) and was Chief Executive of SMRU Ltd. His research field is in marine ecology with a specialisation in marine mammals and he has gained...

Professor Nigel Brown, FRSE, CBiol, FSB, CChem, FRSC Professor Nigel Brown OBE, FRSE, CBiol, FSB, CChem, FRSC

 

Nigel Brown is an Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh,where he was Head of the College of Science and Engineering 2008-2011. He is also the President of the Society for General Microbiology.

He has been Chair for the Deans of Science and Engineering in Scotland since 2010.  From 2004-2008 he was Director of Science and Technology at the...

Professor Sir Ian Diamond FBA FRSE AcSS Professor Sir Ian Diamond FBA FRSE AcSS

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen

Professor Sir Ian Diamond was appointed Principal and Vice-Chancellor on 1 April 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (a position he continued to hold and devote 20% of his time to until 30 June 2010).

Sir Ian was Knighted in the New Year’s Honours 2013.He has been the Chair...

Professor James Hough FRS FRSE FAPS FinstP C.Phys FRAS Professor James Hough, OBE FRS FRSE FAPS FinstP C.Phys FRAS

Chief Executive of the Scottish Universities Physic Alliance (SUPA).  Kelvin Professor of Natural Philosophy and Associate Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research University of Glasgow. 

Prof James Hough is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where he became Professor of Experimental Physics in 1986 and Kelvin Professor of Natural Philosophy in 2009. Professor Hough...

Professor Julian D C Jones, OBE, FRSE, FOSA, FInstP Professor Julian D C Jones, OBE, FRSE, FOSA, FInstP

Deputy Principal for Strategy and Resources, Heriot Watt University Julian Jones gained his BSc and PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Since 1988, he has been at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, establishing a research group in optical fibre sensors, optical instrumentation and laser-material interactions...

Mrs Angela Mathis Mrs Angela Mathis

Chief Executive ThinkTank Maths Ltd Angela Mathis is Chief Executive and co-founder of Edinburgh-based ThinkTank Maths Ltd., a private company providing efficiency and innovation products to key industrial sectors leveraging high-level core skills in mathematics and related sciences. She is an elected Council member of ADS Scotland, the UK trade body for Aerospace, Defence, Security and...

Professor George Salmond ScD, HonDSc, FSB, FAAM, FRSE Professor George Salmond ScD, HonDSc, FSB, FAAM, FRSE

Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Cambridge University, and Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

George is a member of the Board of Directors of the James Hutton Institute and a former Governor of the Scottish Crop Research Institute and the John Innes Centre. He was President of the British Society for Plant Pathology, International Secretary and Council Member of...

Professor Marian Scott OBE, FRSE, FISI, CStats Professor Marian Scott OBE, FRSE, FISI, CStats

Professor Environmental Statistics, University of Glasgow Marian Scott is Professor of Environmental Statistics in the Department of Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Professor Scott’s research interests focus on the use of statistics in environmental science, policy and regulation. She is also a member of the University of Glasgow's Pain and Welfare Group, and has an interest in...

Past Member
Professor Robert Tooze, BSc, ARCS, PhD, DIC, CChem, MRSC Professor Robert Tooze, BSc, ARCS, PhD, DIC, CChem, MRSC

Managing Director of Sasol Technology UK Ltd Professor Tooze is Managing Director of Sasol Technology UK Ltd. He has worked in the chemical industry for 25 years, much of this for ICI, working in various businesses and locations but always in R&D. He joined Sasol Technology UK (STUK) in 2002 as Research Director and was made Managing Director in 2004. He has wide experience of...

Professor Ian Underwood FREng FRSE FInstP Professor Ian Underwood FREng FRSE FInstP

Professor of Electronic Displays, School of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh Ian Underwood is Professor of Electronic Displays at The University of Edinburgh where he is currently Head of the Institute for Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS). He was a co-founder of MicroEmissive Displays (MED) and co-inventor of its P-OLED microdisplay technology. Major honors include - Ernst...

Professor Lord Winston Hon FREng, F Med Sci, DSc Professor Lord Winston Hon FREng, F Med Sci, DSc

Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College London.

Robert Winston is the first Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College London, a university with one of the strongest international science bases, where he will focus on the crucial importance of improving communication and public engagement with science. Concentrating on advancing the understanding and...

Dr Russell G Greig Dr Russell G Greig

Dr Russell G Greig, President and Founder of Greig Biotechnology Global Consulting, Inc.

Dr. Greig served nearly three decades with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, most recently as President of SR One, GSK’s Corporate Venture Group following a term as President of GSK's Pharmaceuticals International. Following the merger of SmithKline Beecham with Glaxo Wellcome in 2000, Dr....

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