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Prof Lesley Yellowlees CBE

Lesley Yellowlees CBE, is currently Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked with the Royal Society of Chemistry for many years and became their first female President in July 2012. She is a champion for the promotion of women in science and in 2011 was honoured by the IUPAC as a Distinguished Woman in Chemistry for her scientific contributions to the global chemistry community. She was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to science and a CBE in 2014 for services to chemistry.  She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012 and an Honorary FRSC in 2016, and has honorary degrees from Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh Napier, Heriot-Watt, The Open and Strathclyde Universities.