Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships for 2015 announced

16 September 2015

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 8 new Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows (DHFs) for 2015. The scientists will start taking up their new posts at institutions across the UK at the start of October.

The Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme supports outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their career. It is designed to help successful candidates progress to permanent academic positions across the UK. It is aimed specifically at researchers who require a flexible working pattern and is particularly popular with female scientists.

Additional awards are available for outstanding early career researchers who are working within the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) remit.

The new DHFs are working on projects which include understanding antimalarial drug resistance and studying exoplanets.  

The full list of appointments is as follows:

Royal Society funded:

Dr Neeltje Boogert
The developmental determinants and consequences of avian social network position
University of Oxford

Dr Sinead English
Conflict in the womb: the evolutionary consequences of viviparity
University of Cambridge

Dr Sneha Malde
In search of New Physics with CP Violation at LHCb
University of Oxford

Dr Lucy Okell
Modelling the control of artemisinin-based antimalarial drug resistance
Imperial College London

Dr Olja Panic
From Protoplanetary Discs to Exoplanets
University of Cambridge

Dr Lucy Weinert
Investigating genome reduction and pathogenicity using an emerging pathogen
University of Cambridge

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded:

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Understanding Corrosion with in situ Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy
Imperial College London

Dr Anita Zeidler
Rational design of glassy materials with technological applications
University of Bath