29 May 2018

Dr Ann Bruce and Dr Niki Vermeulen promoted to Senior Lecturer

Dr Ann Bruce and Dr Niki Vermeulen have been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the 2017/2018 round.

Dr Ann Bruce and Dr Niki Vermeulen have been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the 2017/2018 round, recognising their extraordinary contributions to research, teaching, and leadership in STIS and in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Dr Bruce, who serves as the School's Associate Director of Research for Knowledge Exchange and Impact, was recently awarded a prestigious Global Food Security grant (ResULTS) to examine what happens to remote upland environments when changes happen to traditional or longstanding practices of supporting sheep or cattle on that land. Her research and teaching expertise lie in innovation and regulation of life science industries, particularly involving animal biosciences.

Dr Vermeulen was recently awarded the Tam Dalyell prize, a University accolade to an outstanding science communicator, for her Curious Edinburgh project showing off Edinburgh's scientific and medical history via mobile walking tours. As a Wellcome research fellow, Dr Vermeulen investigates changes in collaboration, institutionalisation, and disciplinarity in systems biology and related biosciences, including work with the new Francis Crick Institute. 

Congratulations, Dr Bruce and Dr Vermeulen!