St Andrews scoop prizes from RSE
Tuesday 01 April 2014
Professor Andrew Whiten, Dr Katie Stevenson, Dr Per Ola Kristensson and Dr Catherine Cazin received prizes in this year’s round of RSE awards.
Professor Andrew Whiten FRSE FBA, Wardlaw Professor of Psychology and Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology, was awarded the Senior Public Engagement Prize for his extensive, creative and unique forms of public engagement, particularly as founding Director of the “Living Links to Human Evolution” Research Centre at Edinburgh Zoo.
Dr Katie Stevenson, Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History, was awarded the Thomas Reid Early Career Prize, for her outstanding scholarly work on the cultural and political history of late medieval Scotland which has established her as a leading international expert in the field and for her commitment to knowledge exchange.
Dr. Per Ola Kristensson and Dr Catherine Cazin, who are both members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, were both awarded the RSE/Makdougall Brisbane Medal.
Dr Kristensson, Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction in Computer Science, was recognised for his outstanding research work and entrepreneurialism that intersects human-computer interaction, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Dr Cazin, Lecturer in Chemistry, was recognised for her outstanding research work and breadth and depth of experience in her chosen field of homogeneous catalysis.
Each year the RSE highlights some of the UK’s most outstanding talent through its Royal Medallists and Prize Winners awards. The awards are given to those working at the present time, and range from those who have reached the pinnacle of their discipline and are regarded as such internationally, to those who are showing great potential in the early stages of their career.
President of the RSE, Sir John Arbuthnott, said: ‘One of the great privileges of my role is meeting the Royal Medallists and Prize Winners. These are our highest accolades. They reflect the Enlightenment spirit of the RSE’s Royal Charter of 1783 and its remit to advance learning and useful knowledge. My warmest congratulations to all of this year’s recipients.’
Notes to Editors
Photo, left - right: Dr Per Ola Kristensson, Dr Catherine Cazin, Professor Andrew Whiten and Dr Katie Stevenson.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is a leading educational charity which operates in an independent and non-party-political basis to provide public benefit throughout Scotland. Established by Royal Charter in 1783 by key proponents of the Scottish Enlightenment, the work of the RSE includes awarding research funding, leading on major inquiries, informing public policy and delivering events to inspire knowledge and learning.