Election to the Royal Irish Academy

Congratulations to Anne Magurran, Professor of Ecology and Evolution in the Centre for Biological Diversity and Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), has been elected to the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). Members are selected for their exceptional contribution to the sciences, humanities and …

June 1, 2021 | Celebrating success


Fellow of the Society of Marine Mammalogy

Congratulations to Professor Ailsa Hall, formerly of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), who has been elected as a Fellow by the Society of Marine Mammalogy. Fellows are members who have “rendered conspicuous service or made truly notable contributions to …

April 26, 2021 | Celebrating success


Two new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Congratulations to Sue Healy and Maria Dornelas (Director and Deputy Director of the CBD, respectively) who have both been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh recently. Sue’s research focuses on animal behaviour, in particular of birds, and …

April 10, 2021 | Celebrating success


Biology students win Global Challenges Program

School of Biology students Salma Ali and Radhe Kumar were the winners of this year’s Global Challenges Program with their entry “A plan to nurture and maintain a thriving diverse and inclusive community in the University of St. Andrews”.  Their …

August 29, 2020 | Celebrating success


Election to the Academic Senate

A member of the School of Biology, Dr Tracey Gloster, has been elected by her peers to represent the Life Sciences constituency on Academic Senate. Senate provides academic governance within the University and considers business associated with research, learning and …

June 2, 2020 | Celebrating success


Ailsa Hall: Inaugural lecture

On Wednesday 12 February 2020, Professor Ailsa Hall gave her inaugural lecture entitled “The No. 1 Ladies Disease Detective Agency: from mortuaries to marine mammals”.  The recorded lecture can be found here. Ailsa is Director of the Sea Mammal Research …

February 21, 2020 | Celebrating success


Nature article on privacy and role models

Sascha Hooker, the School of Biology E&D Chair, has written an article entitled ‘Academics must balance privacy and honesty to become great role models’, which was published as a Nature article. Sascha draws on her own experiences to discuss the …

January 12, 2020 | Celebrating success


Young Scientist Award

Many congratulations to Dr Barbara Klump who has been awarded the 2019 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists in the Category “Ecology and Environment”. The prize (10,000 USD) is annually awarded for outstanding doctoral research in the previous two …

November 22, 2019 | Celebrating success


Success in the 2019 promotions round

Many congratulations to our staff who were successful in the annual promotions round: Tracey Gloster and Carlos Penedo have been promoted to Reader. This is a very well deserved recognition of talent and hard work, congratulations!

August 23, 2019 | Celebrating success


Professor Sascha Hooker

Professor Sascha Hooker joined in the graduation celebrations on Thursday 6 December when she was appointed to the position of professor alongside other colleagues from across the University. As is customary, new professors are presented with a book of their …

January 15, 2019 | Celebrating success