UK Young Academy elects first Executive Group from universities, an NHS Trust and IBM

13 Apr 2023

The British Academy and other UK and Ireland National Academies have today announced seven newly elected members of the UK Young Academy’s first Executive Group. Based at a variety of organisations throughout the UK, they are:

  • Jahangir Alom, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Michael Berthaume, London South Bank University
  • Denis Newman-Griffis, University of Sheffield
  • Linda Oyama, Queen's University Belfast
  • Edward Pyzer-Knapp, IBM
  • Catarina Vicente, University of Oxford
  • Amy Vincent, Newcastle University.

The UK Young Academy is a network of early career researchers and professionals established as an interdisciplinary collaboration between the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Learned Society of Wales, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Irish Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Royal Society. Its purpose is to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.

Made up of 67 members, the first cohort of the UK Young Academy was formed in January 2023 and brings together researchers, innovators, clinicians, professionals and entrepreneurs who have made significant contributions to their field.

The inaugural Executive Group will be an interim leadership team, in term for 18 months. They will work together with members, tapping into their collective knowledge and expertise to set the foundations of the new organisation and shape its strategy. This includes establishing work programmes and initiatives with the aim of tackling global and societal challenges based on areas that matter to them and informing policy discussions.

The UK Young Academy joins the global initiative of Young Academies, with the UK Young Academy the 50th to join the Young Academy movement.

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