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Queen's Professor appointed to Scottish Science Advisory Council

Professor Robert Bowman, Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics, has been appointed as a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).

Professor Robert Bowman Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics

The Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) is Scotland's top science advisory organisation, providing independent advice and recommendations to the Scottish Government – informing policy development and delivery across all areas – thereby helping to further improve Scotland's standing as a science and innovation nation and supporting its Economic Strategy's goals of increasing competitiveness and tackling inequality.

Speaking on his appointment, Professor Bowman commented: "I am delighted to have been appointed as a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council. Working alongside the other academics, I look forward to providing expert advice which will inform the Scottish Government on how science can be used to inform policy."

Announced on Monday 4 November 2019, the full list of new members to the SSAC includes:

  • Professor Margaret Gill OBE, Emeritus Professor School of Biology, University of Aberdeen (Chair of SSAC)
  • Professor Robert Bowman, Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast
  • Professor Bob Ferrier, Director, Centre of Expertise for Waters, James Hutton Institute
  • Professor Julian Jones OBE, Vice Principal, Heriot-Watt University
  • Professor Marian Scott OBE, Professor of Environmental Statistics, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, Director of the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh

The new members will serve for a period of three years, from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2022.