People at SCRR

Main board

The activities of SCRR are guided by its main board, chaired by Professor Jonathan Seckl of The University of Edinburgh.

The main board meets at least twice a year and consists of senior representatives of the member organisations.

Professor Jonathan Seckl

Chair, main board

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh

0131 242 6777/6769


The day-to-day work of SCRR is carried out by Professor Stuart Monro, its Scientific Director, and Professor Willie Donachie, its Secretary/Treasurer.

Professor Stuart Monro

Scientific Director, SCRR

Former Scientific Director, Our Dynamic Earth

Professor Willie Donachie

Secretary/Treasurer, SCRR

Former managing director, Moredun Scientific

01506 880929 or 07990 595217

Executive committee

The Executive Committee, chaired by Professor Steven Yearley, meets about six times a year. Its main role is to guide the officers of SCRR in their duties.

Professor Steven Yearley

Chair, executive committee

Professor of the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Nick Fraser

Keeper of Natural Sciences, National Museums of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Professor Pete Hollingsworth

Director of Science, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR

Professor Elisabeth Innes

Principal Scientist and Director of Communications, Moredun Research Institute

Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PZ

Professor David Miller

Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, James Hutton Institute

Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH

Dr Kevin O’Donnell

Acting Head, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture

SASA, Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh EH12 9FJ

Professor Martin Price

Director, Centre for Mountain Studies

Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2NX

Professor Alistair Stott

Interim Vice Principal Research, Scotland’s Rural College

SRUC, Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

Dr Kathy Velander

Reader and Director, Centre for Ecotourism and Wildlife Management

Institute for Science and Health Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh EH11 4BN

Ruth Wolstenholme

Managing Director, SNIFFER

Greenside House, 25 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA