Professor Jamie Pearce honoured as Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

Professor Jamie Pearce is one of 80 new Fellows elected to join the Royal Society of Edinburgh from across the sciences, arts, education, business, and public life.

22 March 2022

Many congratulations to SPECTRUM’s Professor Jamie Pearce, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Jamie is a Professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh and leads SPECTRUM activity under Work Package 5 - Shaping the local environment to change behaviour and prevent harm. His research considers the role of place in understanding health outcomes and health-related behaviours.

With colleagues at Edinburgh and Glasgow he established the Centre for Research on Environment, Society & Health (CRESH). Jamie is also the Director of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Health and Place and co Editor-in-Chief of Wellbeing, Space and Society.

Jamie joins the RSE’s current Fellowship of around 1,700 Fellows, who are recognised as being some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

It is a privilege to be able to welcome our new Fellows, and we are inspired by the breadth of talent and experience in our Fellowship. Every single individual elected this year has shown exceptional levels of expertise and insight in their chosen field, and their input helps RSE effect real and lasting change in Scotland’s society. We look forward to working with our diverse Fellowship who provide a crucial link between the world of academic research and practice with government, business and civil society.