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Professor Michael Davies elected Fellow of Wales’ National Academy

Prof Michael Davies

Professor Michael Davies has been elected Fellow of Wales’ National Academy, the Learned Society of Wales.

Professor Davies - who is currently on sabbatical from the University pursuing his award-winning research in geotechnical engineering - is the first member of Sussex staff to achieve this position.

Professor Davies said: “Recognition by the National Academy of the country of my birth is a very particular honour.”

During his time conducting research in Scotland earlier in his career, Professor Davies was elected a Fellow of Scotland’s National Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Election to the Fellowship at the Learned Society of Wales is a public recognition of excellence, is keenly competed, and takes place following a rigorous examination of each nominee’s achievements in their relevant field.

He is one of 48 newly-appointed Fellows judged to have made outstanding contributions to the world of learning as researchers, academics, and professionals – and enjoy a strong connection to Wales.

This year the Society elected new Fellows from the fields of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, STEMM subjects, and an additional category of ‘Leadership, the Professions, Public Service and Public Engagement’.

Established in 2010, the Learned Society of Wales uses the knowledge of its experts to promote research, inspire learning, and provide independent policy advice.

By: Sean Armstrong
Last updated: Wednesday, 1 May 2019