GCU Senior Lecturer appointed member of the Young Academy of Scotland

03 July 2014

GCU Senior Lecturer appointed member of the Young Academy of Scotland

For Dr Long, membership gives her a greater platform to drive forward her work in healthcare

Dr Vicky Long, Senior Lecturer in Health History, Glasgow School for Business and Society, has been appointed as a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

She is one of 43 new members to be appointed in this most recent intake and will join the existing three members from Glasgow Caledonian University: Professor Sharon Hutchinson, School of Health and Life Sciences; Dr Karen Lorimer, School of Health and Life Sciences; and Dr Karly Kehoe, Glasgow School for Business and Society.

For Dr Long, membership gives her a greater platform to drive forward her work in healthcare. She said: “My research into the history of health and healthcare is driven by contemporary debates. Membership of the Young Academy of Scotland offers me an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders and contribute towards growing dialogue about how academic research, including historical studies, can address current health dilemmas and inequalities within Scotland and beyond.”

Established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, YAS provides a platform for young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society. The first 68 members were appointed in the autumn of 2011 and were joined by a further 50 in March 2013.

This year’s cohort brings a range of new and diverse skills to the YAS membership and the candidates have been selected based upon evidence of their interdisciplinary work as well as their commitment to contributing to the public good.

Neil McLennan, YAS co-chair, said: “What stood out most within the applications was the drive and enthusiasm for contributing to the public good. The applicants have clearly recognised the opportunities that come with YAS membership, not least for being part of an organisation looking to benefit society.  I am hugely excited to welcome new members from such diverse and varied backgrounds that will bring their knowledge and expertise to assist in widening YAS’s impact.”

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