Professor Lindsay Beevers named Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

Professor Lindsay Beevers
Professor Lindsay Beevers

Professor Lindsay Beevers has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE).

Professor Beevers is among 57 new fellows to join the RSE, Scotland’s National Academy, who were nominated for their individual excellence in a wide range of fields .

Founded in 1783 for “the advancement of learning and useful knowledge”, the RSE plays a role in advising policymakers and aims to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers.

Professor Beevers joined the School as Chair in Environmental Engineering in 2022, and in the same year became Head of the Research Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IEE). Her research focuses on developing numerical models to understand and quantify hydrological extremes such as floods and droughts, their future evolution in an era of climate change, and associated impacts on society and the environment.

Fundamentally interdisciplinary in its approach, Professor Beevers’ research also explores systemic risk and how hydro-hazards will be felt by cities and communities across the globe, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Asia.

Professor Beevers previously worked in industry as a Senior Modeller and Environmental Engineer with Jacobs before joining UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (now IHE Delft) in the Netherlands, where she was involved in education, capacity building and research projects for river systems across the world.

In 2010 she joined Heriot-Watt University where she was awarded an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) Challenge Fellowship to focus on water resilient cities, exploring climate change uncertainty and how we can adapt to its impacts for UK cities.

Professor Beevers said:

"I am delighted to be elected to the Fellowship of the RSE, and humbled to be associated with so many impressive minds past and present."

President of the RSE, Professor Sir John Ball PRSE, said:

“It is an immense honour to extend a warm welcome to each of our distinguished new Fellows. Individually, they embody exceptional dedication and accomplishment spanning multiple sectors and disciplines. Collectively, they demonstrate a profound commitment and determination to make meaningful contributions through their endeavours."

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