Royal Society announces Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows for 2018

25 September 2018

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 9 new Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows for 2018. The researchers will take up their posts at institutions across the UK from the start of October.

The scheme is for outstanding scientists and engineers in the UK at an early stage of their independent research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as caring responsibilities and/or health-related reasons. It is designed to help successful candidates progress to permanent academic positions across the UK.

The newly appointed fellows will be working on research areas including predicting post-volcanic eruption hazards; improving understanding of how viral diseases transmit; and developing local memories for spin-photon interfaces and integrability offered by semiconductor platforms.

Four Fellowships are generously supported by the Global Challenge Research Fund. Three out of the nine Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellows are male and six are female. Seven universities across the UK are hosting the newly appointed Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows.

The full list of appointments is as follows:

Dr Byron Adams
Post ERuption Incision of Landscapes (PERIL)
University of Bristol

Dr Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro
Multi-Dimensionally Conjugated Supra(macro) molecular Materials
University of York

Dr Matthieu Cartigny
Turbidity Currents: Flow Initiation, Evolution and Ocean Floor 
Durham University

Dr Emma Chapman
Constraining the Astrophysics and Cosmology of the Epoch of Reionisation
Imperial College London

Dr Ilaria Dorigatti
Modelling the spatiotemporal dynamics of arbovirus transmission: implications for disease control and elimination
Imperial College London

Dr Claire Le Gall
Robust local memory for an ultrafast quantum network
University of Cambridge

Dr Mélanie Roffet-Salque
Building Novel Compound-Specific Hydrogen Isotope Records Relating to Prehistoric Human Responses to Climate Change.
University of Bristol

Dr Laura Ross
Breaking Mendel’s laws: The why and how of unusual transmission genetics
University of Edinburgh

Dr Cameron Weadick
Self-fertilization and the Degeneration of Males in Androdioecious Nematodes
University of Exeter 

Applications for 2019 Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships will close on 14 November 2018. In line with the Society’s aim of supporting excellence and the next generation of research leaders, applicants will be able to apply for enhanced research support as part of their Fellowship to support their research and enable them to build a team.