Professor Lesley Yellowlees
Professor Lesley Yellowlees completed both her BSc in Chemical Physics and her PhD in Inorganic Electrochemistry at the University of Edinburgh.
After completing research positions in Brisbane, Australia and Glasgow she returned to an academic position in Edinburgh in 1986 and gained a personal chair in Inorganic Electrochemistry in 2005. Lesley was Head of the School of Chemistry and then Vice President and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
She was President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 2012-14, their first woman President in 175 years. Lesley was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to science and a CBE for services to Chemistry in 2014. She is currently a Member of the Natural Environment Research Council.
Her appointment runs from 3 October 2017 to 2 October 2021.