Prestigious Fellowship for Lancaster Dean

9 May 2019 12:05
Professor Peter Atkinson
Professor Peter Atkinson

The Dean of Lancaster University’s Faculties of Science and Technology and also Health and Medicine has been elected to the Learned Society of Wales in recognition of his achievements within academia.

Professor Peter Atkinson, whose research area is in Spatial Data Science and who has been Dean of Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology since arriving in 2015, is one of 48 new Fellows elected to Wales’ national academy.

Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Learned Society of Wales, said: “I am delighted to welcome 48 new Fellows to the Society. Their election recognises their individual achievements and additions to the world of learning and I am pleased that they encompass such a range of research disciplines and beyond. The addition of these new Fellows will strengthen our capacity to champion excellence across all areas of academic and public life in Wales and abroad.”

Established in 2010 and granted a Royal Charter in 2015, the Learned Society of Wales is among the youngest of the UK’s learned societies, which also include other prestigious bodies such as the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The Learned Society of Wales uses the knowledge of its experts to promote research, inspire learning, and provide independent policy advice.

The 2019 election is the ninth in a rolling process towards the building of a strong, representative Fellowship.

Other Lancaster University academics elected to the Learned Society of Wales include Idris Eckley, a Professor of Statistics, and Geraint Johnes, a Professor of Economics.