Welcome to our new Fellows

Welcome to our five new Fellows who work in industry, commerce, the arts and professions

Leadership in Public Engagement and Understanding

Dr. Elaine Canning FLSW

Elaine Canning

Head of Special Projects
Swansea University

Dr. Elaine Canning, Head of Special Projects at Swansea University, is a writer, editor and the driving force behind the Dylan Thomas Prize and Rhys Davies National Short Story Award on behalf of the Rhys Davies Trust. Connected with arts and culture organisations and events around the world, her debut novel The Sandstone City was published by Aderyn in 2022.

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Dr. Huw Edwards FLSW

Huw Edwards

Journalist, broadcaster, author

Huw Edwards is one of the UK’s most recognisable broadcasters and a lynchpin of BBC News. He undertook, in his spare time, a PhD on the history of the Welsh chapels of London, subsequently published as City Mission: The Story of Welsh Chapels. He has made a series of documentaries about Wales including Bread of Heaven, on the history of religion in Wales, which won five BAFTA Cymru awards.

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Alice Gray FLSW

Alice Gray

Senior Communications Officer and Freelance Science Presenter/Writer
Cardiff University

Alice Gray is a Senior Communications Officer at Cardiff University and Freelance Science Presenter at the BBC. Her work focuses on science communication, policy development, and advocacy. She is particularly interested in inclusivity in science and science communication, and has extensive experience managing science festivals and engagement events in Wales. She is also skilled in creating media output that showcases Welsh science, including radio programmes, podcasts, TV news segments, and documentaries.

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"To be elected to the Learned Society of Wales is an incredible honour. The recognition of my contributions to science in Wales in this way makes me feel immensely proud."

Elin Rhys FLSW

Elin Rhys

Company Chair
Teledu Telesgop cyf

Elin Rhys achieved a successful career in broadcasting, dedicating herself to promoting science in Welsh. In 1993, she founded Telesgop, a multi-media company and is respected for her leadership skills and advocacy for workplace equality. She sits on Swansea University’s Council,  Menter a Busnes and Golwg . She chaired the Welsh Government’s task and finish group on Welsh Language and Economic Development and was Chair of TAC, the media trade association in Wales.

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"I am touched and honoured to have been elected and excited to join with other Fellows in promoting Welsh research and excellence."

Wendy Sadler FLSW

Wendy Sadler

CEO & Senior Lecturer
Science Made Simple

Wendy Sadler is a senior lecturer in science communication and education at Cardiff University, and the founder of the award-winning non-profit organisation ‘Science Made Simple’. Her achievements have established her international reputation as a leader in public engagement with science. She has led a range of Wales-wide and international projects, ranging from changing how science is perceived as a career, to developing innovative ways to reach diverse audiences. She has consulted for many public and private bodies, including research councils and government, and helped shape policies on education and diversity in STEM.

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"It means so much to achieve this recognition as it reinforces the importance of my mission for engaging the public, and the next generation of scientists and engineers in Wales and beyond."