Learned Society Fellows 2017: honours for seven Swansea academics

The Learned Society of Wales has today (28 April) announced the results of its 2017 Election of new Fellows.

Among those from Swansea University named by the Learned Society as being honoured this year are:

Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of academic excellence, and LSW Fellowship is keenly competed. Fellows are elected following a rigorous examination of their achievements in their relevant fields.

Learned Society of Wales

This election further strengthens the Society’s Fellowship by adding 44 new Fellows to its ranks. The Society now has more than 460 Fellows, distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines or professions. This year 35% of the new Fellows are female, and of the STEMM Fellows elected, a third are women, the highest proportion in the history of the Society.

'Outstanding individuals'

By bringing together the most successful and talented Fellows connected with Wales, the LSW to contributes to advancing and promoting excellence in all scholarly disciplines including providing independent and expert advice to Government.

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. This year’s election appreciates scholars who are making a contribution of excellence. They and their work are an inspiration to the nation. Again this year there are more female Fellows elected reflecting the Society’s determination to see merit rewarded".