Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships for 2015 announced

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The Royal Society has announced the appointment of eight new Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows for 2015. These include two awards for outstanding early career researchers who work within the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) remit. These are funded by EPSRC.

The scientists will start taking up their new posts at institutions across the UK at the start of October.

The Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme supports outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their career. It is designed to help successful candidates progress to permanent academic positions across the UK. It is aimed specifically at researchers who require a flexible working pattern and is particularly popular with female scientists.

Dr Alison Wall, EPSRC Associate Director Building Leadership said: Equality and diversity is a top priority for EPSRC and the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships are an important practical step in achieving this.

The new EPSRC funded/Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows are:

  • Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell, Imperial College London. Her study, 'Understanding Corrosion with in situ Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy', addresses the problem of corrosion in carbon capture plants.
  • Dr Anita Zeidler, from the University of Bath, will use the funding to design glassy materials with new properties.

Royal Society funded:

  • Dr Neeltje Boogert (University of Oxford), The developmental determinants and consequences of avian social network position
  • Dr Sinead English (University of Cambridge), Conflict in the womb: the evolutionary consequences of viviparity
  • Dr Sneha Malde (University of Oxford), In search of New Physics with CP Violation at LHCb
  • Dr Lucy Okell (Imperial College London), Modelling the control of artemisinin-based antimalarial drug resistance
  • Dr Olja Panic (University of Cambridge), From Protoplanetary Discs to Exoplanets
  • Dr Lucy Weinert (University of Cambridge), Investigating genome reduction and pathogenicity using an emerging pathogen

For further information on any of the projects listed above or to arrange interviews with the scientists appointed please contact the Royal Society press office (details available below).

Further details on all Royal Society research fellows is available via the Royal Society Research Fellows Directory.

Notes for Editors

The Royal Society

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society's fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society's strategic priorities emphasise its commitment to the highest quality science, to curiosity-driven research, and to the development and use of science for the benefit of society. These priorities are:

  1. Promoting science and its benefits
  2. Recognising excellence in science
  3. Supporting outstanding science
  4. Providing scientific advice for policy
  5. Fostering international and global cooperation
  6. Education and public engagement

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

As the main funding agency for engineering and physical sciences research, our vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world to Research, Discover and Innovate.

By investing £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation. Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture. We work collectively with our partners and other Research Councils on issues of common concern via UK Research and Innovation.

Reference: PN 47-15

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